Odd-Even Scheme Starts Today! Rules, Exemptions & Everything You Need To Know

Publish On: 04 Nov, 2019 07:47 AM | Updated   |   Prateek  

The 3rd edition of the Odd-Even scheme has been implemented in Delhi to handle air pollution. After Diwali, the pollution levels have gone to extreme levels. 

Read more about it here: Delhi Air Pollution: You Are Already Smoking 20 Cigarettes A Day

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has decided to bring back the odd-even scheme to tackle the pollution. Delhi is full of smog nowadays and this step was really necessary.

Here is all you need to know about the Odd-Even Scheme 2019:

  • The dates are from 4th November 2019 to 15th November 2019. It will be valid from 8 am to 8 pm. On even dates, even-numbered cars can run and on odd dates, odd-numbered cars can.
  • Applicable to all non-transport four-wheeled vehicles.
  • Arvind Kejriwal said "Women driving alone, cars having all women as occupants and women accompanied by children aged less than 12 years" will also be exempted. Delhi government will allow vehicles used for medical emergencies during the 12-day long odd-even scheme. Private vehicles carrying school children are also allowed on roads during the implementation of odd-even car rationing system based on "trust"
  • There is a long list of VIPs that are going to be exempted from this scheme. President, Vice-President, Prime Minister, state governors, Chief Justice of India, Speakers of the Lok Sabha, Union ministers, and leaders of the Opposition of both the Houses, Supreme Court judges, chairman of UPSC, chief election commissioners and CAG, deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha and deputy speaker of Lok Sabha and lieutenant-general of NCT/Delhi and judges of high court and members of the Lokayukta. Enforcement vehicles and defence vehicles will also be exempted.
  • Private vehicles with CNG will not be exempted this time.
  • In the previous odd-even runs the penalty for the violation was Rs.2000 but this time it has been increased to Rs.4000.
  • During the odd-even scheme the Signature Bridge, which connects Wazirabad to East Delhi will be closed.
  • 2000 additional buses will be deployed on roads to promote the use of public transport.
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will conduct 61 additional trips during the 12-day odd-even scheme.

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