Delhi government lists exemptions to its 'odd-even' formula
29th Dec 2015 3:53 pm
The radical scheme will not be applicable to CNG, electric and hybrid vehicles, women-only cars and those belonging to top politicians.
The Delhi government, which is on course to implement its 'odd-even' plan to reduce the pollution in the national capital, has released a list of vehicles that would be exempt from the scheme.
As a part of the blueprint laid out by the Delhi government, the 'odd-even' formula would not extend to two-wheelers, women-only vehicles, CNG, hybrid and electric vehicles as well as those of top politicians.
The restrictions will be in effect for a 15-day trial period starting January 1, 2016, whereby cars bearing registration numbers that end with an odd digit will be allowed to ply 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.
Moreover, motorists caught violating the policy in the city will be fined a sum of Rs 2,000, the Delhi government said in a statement.
CNG cars will be recognised by way of a display sticker on the windscreen of the car and the government has directed Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) to issue the same to CNG-certified cars starting today.
Here is a list of vehicles exempted from the car-rotation 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:
Chief Minister of all states, except Delhi
Governors of the states
Chief Justice of India
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