Second phase of Odd-Even scheme begins

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-04-15 09:43 New Delhi: The second phase of the Delhi Government's Odd-Even car rationing scheme, aimed at curbing alarming rise in the pollution levels in the national capital, begins today. The first phase of the fortnight long scheme was implemented from January 1 to January 15 earlier this year. Delhi Metro and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) have announced extra trains and buses to cope up with the rise in commuters opting for public transport. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, earlier this week, said that the public transport needs to be strengthened before implementing the scheme on a regular basis. According to the scheme, cars whose registration numbers end with even numbers would be off roads on even dates, while those cars with odd registration numbers would be off roads on odd dates. The scheme will be in operation from 8 in the morning to 8 in the evening, however, the scheme will not apply on Sundays. The VIPs, women drivers, CNG-certified vehicles, two-wheelers and those carrying the differently-abled are exempted from the scheme. However, the exemption will not apply to Delhi Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues as they have decided to abide by the rule. Those found violating the scheme will be penalised with a fine of Rs. 2,000. About 5000 civil defence volunteers will be at various traffic intersections carrying placards explaining the rules to motorists. (ANI)