New Delhi, Dec 24: Women drivers and CNG-certified vehicles have been given exemption from Delhi government's ambitious odd-even scheme coming into force from January 1 in the national capital.
During the 15-day trial, motorcycles and emergency vehicles including ambulance, PCR, fire tenders, will also not come under the ambit of road-rationing experiment.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the blue print of the odd-even scheme on Thursday, Dec 24 which aims to prevent rising pollution in the city.
Violation of the odd-even rule will attract a penalty of Rs 2,000.
"Vehicles from other states entering Delhi will also come under the ambit of odd-even scheme. Government has also given an exemption to bikes from its ambitious plan," sources said.
Earlier this month, Kejriwal had announced that he, his ministers and all government officials will follow odd-even scheme.
To curb rising pollution level in the national capital, the Delhi government has decided to introduce odd-even scheme to be implemented starting from January 1. A trial of the scheme will run till January 15.
According to the government's plan, it will run 6,000 additional buses to accommodate numbers of passengers after the implementation of odd-even scheme.
Nearly 10 lakh private cars will daily stay off Delhi roads once the odd-even formula is enforced with drastic reduction in traffic flow expected to significantly reduce the high-level of pollution in the city.
There are over 19 lakh private four-wheelers registered in Delhi and nearly half of these will go off the roads with the implementation of AAP government's ambitious odd-even formula.
Who all will be exempted:
- All two-wheelers
- CNG vehicles which will have to display the certificate
- Electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles
- Women drivers with a male child up to the age of 12
- Vehicles of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, Governors of states/ Lt Governor, Chief Justice of India, Union Ministers, Leaders of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Chief Ministers of states except Delhi, judges of Supreme Court and High Court, Lokayukta
- Emergency vehicles, ambulance, fire, hospital, prison, hearse, enforcement vehicles Vehicles of paramilitary forces, Ministry of Defence, pilot and escort.
- Vehicles of SPG protectees
- Vehicles bearing diplomatic corps registration numbers
- Those on way to hospital for a medical emergency should carry proof
- Vehicles of the physically challenged