All you need to know about odd-even formula in Delhi

GN Bureau | December 24, 2015


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To check rising pollution in the national capital, the Delhi government has decided to introduce odd-even formula for the first 15 days of the New Year.
 
According to this rule, odd numbered cars will travel on odd dates of the month and even numbered on even dates of the month. The odd-even rule will apply to all cars including those with other states registration numbers. The formula will be enforced within 8 am to 8 pm. Any violation of the rule will lead to a penalty of Rs 2,000.
 
The rule will not be applied on Sundays.

The government has taken measures to make it an easier for commuters which include 6,000 additional buses to accommodate passengers. PoochO app has been started through which commuters can get in contact with taxis and auto rickshaws.

Also, buses can move only on the bus lanes and will be penalized if violated. Cars can travel on the bus and car lanes but will not be allowed to park on bus lanes. 
 
The vehicle categories which will be exempted from the odd-even rule are:

  • All two-wheelers
  • CNG vehicles with a display certificate
  • Electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles
  • Women and women drivers with children up to the age of 12. Women drivers with male passengers will not be exempted.
  • Vehicles of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Deputy Speaker of  Lok Sabha, Governors of states/ Lt Governor, Chief Justice of India, Union Ministers, Leaders of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Chief Ministers of states except Delhi, judges of Supreme Court and High Court, Lokayukta
  • Emergency vehicles, ambulance, fire, hospital, prison, hearse, enforcement vehicles
  • Vehicles of paramilitary forces, ministry of defence, pilot and escort
  • Vehicles of SPG protectees
  • Vehicles bearing diplomatic corps registration numbers
  • Those on way to hospital for a medical emergency
  • Vehicles of the physically challenged

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