The much talked about odd-even rule to curb pollution in Delhi is finally taking final shape and the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal today announced the list of exempted vehicles from this rule. To be implemented from 1st Jan. 2016 till 15th Jan. 2016, the rule for road-rationing of number plates created much uproar among media and few citizens of NCR.
Arvind Kejriwal today announced that any violator of the rule will be fine Rs 2000. While we have covered an in-depth analysis of the odd-even rule earlier, the final blue-print of it was slated to be announced today. Here are the list of exempted vehicles from the odd-even rule in Delhi -
1. Medical emergencies
2. Essential services like ambulance, fire brigade and police
3. CNG, Hybrid and Electric vehicles
5. Commercial vehicles including taxis
6. Single women driver
7. Women driver with kid below 12 years
8. Supreme and High court Judges
9. Convoy of President, PM and CMs
10. Vehicles plying on Sunday
11. Vehicles on road before 8 am and after 8 pm
Interestingly, Delhi CM's convoy will not be exempted from the rule. CM also urged resident welfare associations to urge car owners not to cheat on the odd-even rule. Just so you know, the harsh ruling came in light after the High Court of Delhi declared living in the capital equivalent to "living in a gas chamber".
We will keep a keen eye on any further development on this issue. Keep a tab here for the updates.