Odd-even formula: Volunteers will not be party workers, but civil defence people, says Delhi Transport Minister

Even as Delhi government is gearing up for Odd-even formula from January 1, 2015, Transport Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday that volunteers would not be party workers, but civil defence people. 

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2015, 17:19 PM IST
Odd-even formula: Volunteers will not be party workers, but civil defence people, says Delhi Transport Minister

Delhi: Even as Delhi government is gearing up for Odd-even formula from January 1, 2015, Transport Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday that volunteers would not be party workers, but civil defence people. 

Yesterday, Delhi Police had warned AAP volunteers against any form of vigilantism and had said that they should "assist" and "act as told" while the force enforces the odd-even scheme of restricting plying of private cars from January 1 to check pollution.

The top cop had also instructed the volunteers to report to Delhi Police, following which they would be briefed and deployed as per an action plan.

The scheme, set to roll out from January 1 for 15 days, has been proposed to curb pollution in the national capital by restricting movement of private vehicles based on their registration numbers.

Violators of the scheme would attract a penalty of Rs 2,000. VIPs, women drivers, CNG-certified vehicles, two-wheelers and those carrying the differently-abled are among the 25 categories which will be exempted from the scheme.