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Two Wheelers and CNG vehicles excluded from odd-even scheme

Two Wheelers and CNG vehicles excluded from odd-even scheme
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Thursday 24 December 2015, 17:02 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reportedly announced that odd-even scheme, set to roll out from January 1, will have out of its ambit CNG-certified vehicles, two wheelers, cars that are being driven by women drivers and those carrying the differently abled. It is said that the scheme has received all the necessary approvals and a notification for its implementation would be issued next Monday and Violators would attract a penalty of Rs 2,000.

The policy would be applicable from 8 AM to 8 PM on all days except Sunday and on cars with NCR and other states' registration number plates. The CM further added, cars being driven by a woman alone or even while being accompanied by children up to the age of 12 would be exempted while cases of medical emergencies would be treated on "basis of trust". Kejriwal also read out a long list of VIP category vehicles, also to be exempted, including that of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India, Union Ministers and Governors and Chief Ministers of states and Union Territories "except that of Delhi".

Vehicles with defense ministry number plates and those of Special Protection Group Protectees (SPG) would not be covered by the rules under which cars bearing odd and even numbers would ply on alternate dates till January 15. Moreover, emergency and enforcement vehicles such as ambulances, fire brigade, police vehicles and transport department vehicles would be out of its ambit as well. Addressing press conference at his residence, the Chief Minister further assured that Delhi Metro services would run at its peak frequency during the period to ensure that the regulations would be in force.


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