The odd-even scheme is set to make a comeback in Delhi between 4th November and 15th November. Delhi Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement on 17th October regarding the implementation of the odd-even scheme in Delhi this year.
Studies at IIT and IIM have shown a reduction in pollution in Delhi by 2-3% during the first phase of the scheme. However, the Delhi government is looking to improve these numbers and is considering to put over 7.3 million registered two-wheelers in this scheme.
Watch our detailed video explaining the 2019 Delhi odd-even scheme.
Delhi Odd-Even Scheme | Highlights
- The odd-even rule is being mandated keeping in view the high levels of air pollution in Delhi.
- The odd-even rule is valid ONLY on non-transport four-wheeled vehicles.
- Unlike the previous year, privately-owned CNG vehicles will now come under the ambit of the vehicle rationing scheme.
- This scheme will be put in action from 8 am to 8 pm, except on Sundays.
- As per the particulars, two-wheelers, female drivers and emergency vehicles (ambulance, fire brigade, police, hearse) will be exempted from the scheme.
- Vehicles ferrying women, school children in uniforms or physically disabled persons will also be exempted from this scheme.
- Violation of the rule will result in a penalty of Rs. 4,000 which has doubled from Rs. 2,000 being imposed last year.
- The odd-even rule will also be valid on cars registered from states other than Delhi.
- More than 2,000 CNG buses will be hired to augment public transport.
What is the odd-even rule in Delhi?
In the rule, an odd-numbered vehicle can only ply on the roads on odd-numbered dates similarly, an even-numbered car can only use the roads on even-numbered dates. For example, on Monday, a car having 1,3,5,7,9 as the last digit in their registration plate will be allowed on roads on and on the next day (Tuesday) cars bearing 2,4,6,8,0 will be allowed to ply on the roads.