The odd-even road rationing scheme, an anti-pollution measure, kicked in from 8 am on Monday in the city, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging people to follow it for the sake of their family and kids.
Under the system, apart from excused categories, the Two-wheelers and three-wheelers will utilize the roads which have registration numbers ending with an even digit.
“Namaste Delhi, odd-even is beginning from today to decrease pollution. Please do follow it for yourself, your family, kids, and your breath. Share cars. It will extend friendship, form relationships, conserve petrol and contamination,” Kejriwal said in tweet in Hindi.
नमस्ते दिल्ली! प्रदूषण कम करने के लिए आज से Odd Even शुरू हो रहा है। अपने लिए, अपने बच्चों की सेहत के लिए और अपने परिवार की साँसों के लिए Odd Even का ज़रूर पालन करें। कार शेयर करें। इस से दोस्ती बढ़ेगी, रिश्ते बनेंगे, पेट्रोल बचेगा और प्रदूषण भी कम होगा।
दिल्ली फिर कर दिखायेगी
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 4, 2019
Breaches of the odd-even law will draw a fine of Rs 4,000. Over 600 teams of Delhi Traffic Police and the transport and revenue departments have been stationed for a stern implementation of the system over the capital city.
Under the system, which will be executed from 8 am to 8 pm till November 15, the two-wheelers and three-wheelers with registration numbers finishing with an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) will not be permitted on the roads on these dates 4, 6, 8, 12 and 14 of November.
Likewise, vehicles with numbers closing with an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) will not be permitted on the roads on dates 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 of November.
Women-only vehicles with kids aged up to 12 years and vehicles owned by physically-disabled persons will also be excused.
President, prime minister, emergency and enforcement vehicles and few other categories have been excused.
However, the vehicles of the Delhi chief minister and ministers will not be excused.