Delhites, brace yourself! Odd-Even Phase II is scheduled to start from April 15, 2016 and would last a fortnight. Before the commencement of the second leg of this traffic scheme, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has issued guidelines in Delhi for the same. In addition, CM Kejriwal also said that Delhi Government is contemplating implementation of Odd-Even scheme for 15 days every month. Just so you know, the AAP Government first started the odd even scheme from January 1, 2016 to January 15, 2016, and it proved to be quite fruitful for the public due to less traffic and pollution.
"Women drivers, CNG-operated vehicles, chief ministers of states and vehicles carrying students in uniform will remain exempted from the restrictions of the second phase of odd-even traffic scheme," Kejriwal told reporters. However, the Delhi Government ministers wouldn't be exempted from the restrictions, added Kejriwal. Additionally, a telephone helpline has been launched for the phase II. "People can call on 011-42400400 if they have any questions related to odd-even traffic scheme," told Kejriwal. For those asking, Arvind Kejriwal drew immense praise for the successful implementation of the odd even scheme in January, and even was listed in Fortune magazine's list of world's 50 greatest leaders. Though, there were violations in abundance initially, but soon people adapted to this rule by using public transport and pooling their cars.
Speaking of the Odd-Even scheme in Delhi, the cars with odd numbered registration plate can be driven on odd dates while the cars with even numbered registration plates can be plied on even dates in the capital region. Several VVIPs such as Prime Minister, President, Chief Justice of India, Chief Justice and Chief Ministers of states and union territories remain to be exempted by the rule. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) will gauge the impact of the second phase of the odd-even plan on the capital's air quality at 119 locations in and around the city. The Phase I of Odd-Even rule reduced pollution substantially in the region, besides less traffic jams and congestion.