Odd-Even formula implemented again on Delhi roads
New Delhi: Following relatively successful first phase, the second phase of Odd-Even formula has started from Friday, April 15. This time the rule has come up with an exemption to cars carrying children in school uniforms that too with only a woman driver.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Odd-Even will be a regular feature if it comes out to be successful in its second phase and asked the residents to cooperate again.
Kejriwal tweets, lets make it work:
Odd even starts today. Lets all join hands and resolve to make it a success.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 15, 2016
Facts about Odd-Even rule:
- The first phase of Odd-Even was launched for a fortnight at the start of this year.
- The rule says that cars with number plates ending in odd number can be on the road on odd numbered dates, while the even numbered vehicles are allowed on even dates.
- The rule was made with the idea of controlling the toxic air quality and reducing the traffic congestion.
- The pollution control in the first phase was not on expected lines but traffic problem was diluted.
- Women drivers were exempted from the rule in the first phase but during the second phase the government faced another hurdle as the school are open.
- The Delhi Chief Minister in this phase has requested to the residents to share their cars for dropping their children to schools. He, however, allowed the exemption of cars carrying school children if driven by women.
- The second phase of Odd-Even will not be applicable on Sundays but it will apply to all other public holidays.
- The scheme of government is not applicable on CNG vehicles, two wheelers, Women motorists and several categories of VIPs.
Violation of rule can lead you to trouble:
Violation of Odd-Even rule will attract a fine of Rs 2,000 in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 194 of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Metro to increase frequency during Odd-Even phase:
- Metro will increase its trips to 3,248 per day and will add 30 extra coaches.
- Extra security personnel will be employed on metro stations and the ticket counters will also be increased.