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DELHI’S ODD-EVEN RULE BEGINS TODAY

Report By Samaah Saleem| Mount Carmel College Student Bengaluru | Last Updated at Nov 04 2019

The Delhi Government’s Odd-Even vehicle system began today at 8am today to control the deteriorating air quality in the national capital. This is a third time implementation of the odd-even scheme by the government aiming to curb carbon emission.

The system will be compulsory for everyone to follow from 8am to 8pm till November 15. However, it will not be effective on Sunday, November 10. The first day of the odd-even scheme exercise will only allow even numbered vehicles on Delhi Roads.

This scheme was started as a traffic rationing measure by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Under this, private four wheeled vehicles with registration numbers ending with an odd digit (1,3,5,7,9) will be allowed on odd dates and those ending with an even digit (0,2,4,6,8) on even dates. The same rule applies to vehicles from other states.

Delhi was pushed back into severe pollution category after the Air Quality Index (AQI) touched dangerous levels of 625. There was some relief after sporadic rains on Saturday (AQI showed 400).

Violators of the rule will be charged ₹4000/-.

Medical emergencies and school vehicles are exempted from following the rule.

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