New Delhi: With Delhi's pollution levels increasing rapidly, the Delhi government has decided to implement the Odd-Even Rule once again to check the number of vehicles that will ply on Delhi roads. Here's your guide to the Odd-Even rule that the Delhi government will implement:
Q. What is the Odd-Even Rule?
A. The Odd-Even Rule runs on the basic premise of vehicles with even number plates being allowed to run only on even numbered dates and vehicles with odd numbers allowed to run only on odd dates. Vehicles found violating the Rule will be fined.
Q. What is the fine for violating the Odd-Even Rule?
A. The fine that will be levied by police personnel on those violating the Odd-Even rule is Rs 2000. According to Delhi government sources, 2000 traffic police personnel will be monitoring violations across Delhi. If found violating the rule, you will be fined on the spot.
Q. Are there any particular times throughout the days that the Odd-Even Rule will be implemented?
A. Yes, the Odd-Even Rule timings will be applicable from 8AM until 8PM for all the days the rule will be implemented.
Q. What are the dates that the Odd-Even rule will be implemented?
A. The Odd-Even Rule will be coming into force from November 13 to 17.
Q. Are there any types of vehicles that are exempt from the Odd-Even rule?
A. Cars driven by women, vehicles driven by women with male companion(s) below the age of 12, CNG and electric cars as well as two-wheelers are all exempt from the Odd-Even rule.
Q. Will private taxi operators be affected by the Odd-Even rule?
A. Yes, private taxi operators like Uber and Ola will also come under the Odd-Even rule. Since the demand for taxis is likely to rise since there will be fewer taxis on the roads, the Delhi government has also told taxi operators to not implement surge pricing rules and keep taxi fares low.
Q. Apart from the Odd-Even rule, is the Delhi government taking any additional measures to curb pollution?
A. Yes, so far, the Delhi government has said that DTC will arrange 500 additional buses and the Delhi Metro will run additional trips to 3317 instead of 3131 trips. In case of problems, commuters can call the transport department's helpline number 011-42400400.