New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday formally unveiled the blueprint for the introduction of the 'Odd-Even Formula' for vehicles that will ply in Delhi and those coming in from the National Capital Region (NCR) from January 1 to January 15, 2016.
Here are the important highlights of the scheme:-
-The scheme, which aims to curb rising pollution in the city, will be implemented further if it is successful during the 15-day trial period.
-It will be effective from 8 am to 8 pm.
-The formula would not be applicable on Sundays.
-As per the scheme, odd number cars will ply on odd dates and even numbered cars on even dates.
-Women drivers and CNG-certified vehicles have been exempted from the odd-even scheme.
-Emergency vehicles, ambulance, fire, hospital, prison, hearse, enforcement vehicles, vehicles of paramilitary forces, Ministry of Defence, pilot and escort, vehicles of SPG protectees, vehicles bearing diplomatic corps registration numbers and those on way to hospital for a medical emergency carrying proof, would also be exempted from this rule.
-Vehicles of the President, Vice President, PM, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, Governors of states/ Lt Governor, CJI, Union Ministers, Leaders of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Chief Ministers of states except Delhi, judges of Supreme Court and High Court, Lokayukta will be exempted from the odd-even rule.
-The scheme encourages car pooling, a Delhi govt APP on the same will also be released.
-Rs 2000 fine will be imposed on people who violate the rules.
-Owners of CNG-fitted cars will need to show prescribed stickers.
-Electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and women drivers with a male child up to the age of 12 will also be exempted from this rule.
-An additional 6,000 buses will be introduced to accommodate numbers of passengers after the implementation of odd-even scheme.
-10,000 volunteers will encourage people to leave their cars home by giving them roses
-A pledge will be taken on 30th Jan in Delhi schools where children will convince their parents to follow odd-even formula.
-Nearly 10 lakh private cars will daily stay off Delhi roads once the odd-even formula is enforced.
-There are over 19 lakh private four-wheelers registered in Delhi.