Vehicles carrying school children will be exempt from Odd-Even restriction: CM Kejriwal

The scheme will be applicable from 8 am to 8 pm, except on Sundays. Violating the odd-even scheme will incur a fine of Rs 4000, the Delhi CM said in a press conference in New Delhi.

Written by October 17, 2019 12:54

New Delhi: Vehicles carrying school children in uniform and two-wheeler will be exempt from the odd-even restrictions in Delhi that will kick in from November 4 to 15, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told reporters today.

On what would happen to people who drive back alone after dropping children to school, a Delhi government officer who sat beside CM Kejriwal at the press briefing said the government will give more information later on how exactly this aspect of the Odd-Even restrictions will be enforced.

“The odd-even scheme will be implemented from 4th November to 15th November. Vehicles carrying school children will be exempt from the rule,” news agency ANI quoted Arvind Kejriwal as saying. Kejriwal said that non-transport four-wheeled vehicles and vehicles from other states entering the national capital will come under the purview of the scheme.

“The scheme will also include vehicles coming from other states, and only be implemented on non-transport 4-wheeled vehicles, 2-wheelers will be exempted,” he added.

The Delhi chief minister also said that while the odd-even rule won’t apply to the President, Vice President, CJI, Speaker of Lok Sabha and a few other ministers, Delhi CM and ministers will not be exempted.

The scheme will be applicable from 8 am to 8 pm, except on Sundays. Violating the odd-even scheme will incur a fine of Rs 4000, the Delhi CM said in a press conference in New Delhi.