Final Blueprint Pending, Minister Says Even-odd Formula Won't Cover Two-wheelers

The AAP government today announced that both odd and even-numbered cars will be allowed to ply on Sundays.

Published: 07th December 2015 11:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2015 11:02 PM   |  A+A-


Heavy traffic moves along a busy road during the evening in New Delhi October 20, 2014. REUTERS


NEW DELHI: Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain today said that the 'odd-even' formula will not be applicable to two-wheelers in the national capital and the restriction extends only to the plying of private vehicles, including those entering from other states.

A government spokesperson, however, said that exemption for two-wheelers was just a suggestion and a final decision is yet to be taken in this regard.

"The odd-even (number plate) formula will be applicable only to private cars plying in Delhi. For now, the movement of two-wheelers, taxis, autos will be not be restricted on alternate days," the minister told a TV channel.

He also said that private cars from other states entering Delhi shall come under this formula that will be effective from January 1.

But the spokesperson said regarding the policy for two- wheelers that, "The government has been receiving many suggestions from people on the implementation of the formula.

"Till the government puts a blueprint on this out in the public domain, it is just speculation. Government has not taken a final decision in this regard."

Meanwhile, the AAP government today announced that both odd and even-numbered cars will be allowed to ply on Sundays.

The government also said that it is the "responsibility" of Delhi Police to implement the formula to curb air pollution in the national capital.

Delhi government has started a series of meetings to roll out the strategy for the even-odd scheme. Delhi Metro will also be asked to increase the duration of its daily services to accommodate a larger flow of passengers.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on December 5 said that the government would discontinue the even-odd move after 10 to 15 days if the people faced problems.

On December 4, the AAP government had come up with a plan of restricting the movement of private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers to alternate days from January 1 with a view to ensuring cleaner air in the national capital.


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