Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot in a statement made on Sunday announced that electric vehicles will be exempted from the upcoming odd-even rule. The odd-even scheme is valid from 4th November to 15th November.
Mr Gahlot added that the number of registered electric vehicles in Delhi was less than 1,000 and pose no threat of congestion in the city during the odd even rule.
Watch our detailed video explaining the 2019 Delhi odd even scheme.
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- The odd-even rule will commence from 8 am till 8 pm (except Sundays) only in Delhi.
- Vehicles with registration number ending with an odd digit like 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 will only be allowed to ply on Delhi roads on odd-numbered dates like 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th and 15th.
- Similarly, all cars with even-numbered license plates like 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 will only ply on roads on even-numbered dates 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th and 14th.
- The odd-even rule is valid ONLY on non-transport four-wheeled vehicles and the rule will also be valid on cars registered from states other than Delhi.
- Unlike the previous year, privately-owned CNG vehicles will now come under the ambit of the vehicle rationing scheme.
- The violation of the rule will lead to a fine of Rs. 4,000 which has doubled from Rs. 2,000 being imposed last year.
When did odd even rule start in Delhi?
The odd even rule was first introduced by CM Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi on 1st of January 2016. The scheme was mandated in view of the rising air pollution levels in Delhi with AQI (Air Quality Index) rising above the “Hazardous” level (500+).0