To curb the increasing air pollution in Delhi, the government will implement its ‘odd-even’ plan from January 1, 2016. The ‘odd-even’ formula would not extend to two-wheelers, women-only vehicles, top politicians, CNG, hybrid and electric vehicles.
The restrictions will be in effect for a 15-day trial period in which cars with registration numbers that end with an odd digit will be allowed on odd-numbered dates while those ending with an even digit will be allowed to commute on an even-numbered date. During this period, the rule will be in force from 8am to 8pm on all days, except Sundays. And mind you, violating the rule can get you a fine of Rs 2,000.
Here is a list of vehicles exempted from the ‘Odd Even’ Plan:
- CNG (with display sticker), electric and hybrid vehicles
- Vehicles driven by women with women passengers
- Vehicles occupied/driven by handicapped persons
- Ambulances and hearses, and vehicles belonging to the fire brigade, hospitals and prisons
- Vehicles of paramilitary forces, Ministry of Defence, and other law enforcement vehicles
- Vehicles of SPG protectees
- As well as those belonging to:
- Vice President
- Prime Minister
- Chief Minister of all states, except Delhi
- Governors of the states
- Chief Justice of India
- Union Ministers
- Judges of Delhi High Court and Supreme Court
- Leaders of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
- Speaker of the Lok Sabha
- Deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha
- Deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha
- Embassy vehicles with diplomatic corps numbers.