Odd-Even Scheme in Delhi: Know who all are exempted!
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government has already announced its plans to implement the second phase of its odd-even car rationing scheme from the 15th of April. Like its previous iteration, this time too the odd-even rule will be applicable for a period of 15 days and will only affect a specific spectrum of vehicles. So all those who are in Delhi and are worried about how they will be commuting daily, must go through the following list of exemptions in the odd-even scheme, that have officially been announced by the Government to minimize inconvenience of the citizens. This list was made public after a meeting last night, chaired by the CM Arvind Kejriwal and attended by other ministers of the government.
Cars that are carrying only women occupants can ply on Delhi roads irrespective of the date. This decision has been taken in-line with security issues of females, that was earlier raised by the odd-even scheme’s coordination committee.
• Children in School Uniform
To avoid inconvenience to school going children, the Government has decided to exempt all vehicles carrying children in school uniforms from the odd-even rule. Transport minister, Gopal Rai, has also said that the government is still going through the modalities of this exemption, and a final call will be taken in a day or two.
• Disabled people
Cars carrying the disabled too will be allowed to complete their journeys without any hinderance due to the odd-even rule. This move has been welcomed by all sections of the society.
• CNG Vehicles
Touting it to be an environment-friendly fuel, CNG has been given a special preference in the odd-even rule. As a result, all CNG vehicles have been excluded from the list of applicable vehicles.
Many people had earlier claimed that excluding two wheelers from the phase one of odd-even scheme was a big blunder as they were amounting to the majority of pollution, owing to the sheer number of 2 wheelers currently on the road. But the Delhi Government has decided to again keep 2 wheelers under the list of exempted vehicles in odd-even rule.
With all these exceptions and exemptions, we expect Delhi Citizens to support the Government’s initiative for the betterment of the future.