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Jain Meets Gadkari, Seeks Centre's Support for 'Odd-even' Formula

Jain said that the Union Minister supported the AAP government\'s even-odd formula and assured Centre\'s help in implementing it.

Published: 08th December 2015 11:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2015 11:26 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain today met Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought Centre's cooperation for effective implementation of the odd-even registration number private vehicle formula in the national capital.

Jain said that the Union Minister supported the AAP government's even-odd formula and assured Centre's help in implementing it.

"Met sh Nitin Gadkari, he supported the idea of even odd & and assured all help in implemention,(sic)," Jain wrote on Twitter.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also sought an appointment with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the Central government's cooperation in implementing the odd-even formula.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that the odd-even scheme for plying of private vehicles in the city will be in force from 8 AM to 8 PM from January 1 for an initial period of 15 days and there will be no restrictions on vehicular movement on Sundays.

A high-level meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, today decided to enforce the restrictions date-wise as even numbered cars will be allowed to ply on even dates and odd-numbered ones will ply on odd dates.

After the meeting, participated by all stakeholders including Delhi Police, PWD and Metro, Kejriwal said his government was yet to take a call on whether the scheme will have the two-wheelers under its ambit.

Transport Minister Gopal Rai said the government will come out with a detailed blueprint by December 25 which will answer all the questions being raised by experts and public.



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