New Delhi: The cost of breaking Delhi's odd-even driving rule, which is expected to come into effect from January 1, could be as high as Rs 2,000, a report said. The Delhi government is considering to amend the Motor Vehicles Act in order to make this possible.
"One of the things being discussed is using the logic of restricting timings for entry and exit of commercial vehicles and extending it to private vehicles... This can be implemented simply by issuing a notification," ET quoted a senior Delhi government official as saying. The section imposes a minimum penalty of Rs 2,000 on commercial vehicles regarding "permissible weights".
The official said a higher penalty is also being discussed by the government.
The Motor Vehicles Act is one of at least three laws that the transport and law departments have been discussing with the traffic police for use during the fortnight to ensure that motorists comply with the odd-even rule. Delhi wants to restrict private cars between 8 am and 8 pm, Monday to Saturday, as it seeks to curb pollution. Odd-numbered cars will run on odd dates and those with even numbers on even dates.