Private CNG Cars Not Exempted From Odd-Even Scheme In Delhi, Conditional Relief To Women: Arvind Kejriwal
The Chief Minister, however, said that the public transport vehicles running on CNG like buses, autos, and taxis are exempted.
Besides, women drivers would be exempted from the scheme that will come into effect in the national capital from November 4-15. Elaborating about the exemption given to women, the Chief Minister said, "Exemption to women means either woman is driving the car alone or other women are seated. Also, if a child less than 12 years of age, be it girl or boy is seated and the woman is driving, then those cars are exempted."
He said experts are being consulted for whether the scheme should be extended to two-wheelers or not. "We feel that two-wheelers are the cause of pollution and should be covered under the odd-even scheme. But we do not have a robust public transport system. Discussions are going on within the government and with experts and we will soon decide on it," said Kejriwal.
Watch: No relief to CNG private vehicles in Odd-Even scheme
The odd-even scheme - where vehicles with odd and even number plates are allowed to operate on alternate days - will return to Delhi for the third time from November 4 to 15. Odd-even is not applicable over the weekend.
In September, Chief Minister Kejriwal had announced the implementation of the odd-even scheme in November in anticipation of the smog Delhi faces each winter due to stubble burning in neighbouring states.
Under the odd-even scheme, the government mandates road rationing to permit the use of vehicles with odd and even-numbered registration plates on odd and even days of the week.
The move is aimed at limiting vehicular emissions into the air during a period when Delhi is already facing incoming smoke due to crop stubble burning.
(With inputs from ANI)
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