New Delhi: Kejriwal government has been receiving a lot of attention for the odd-even rule to be implemented from January 01, 2016.
The rule is being implemented on a trial basis for a duration of fifteen days to reduce the congestion and traffic on Delhi roads. In addition, this rule will also be the answer to reducing pollution from vehicle emission in the city.
 
The odd-even rule is not only applicable to Delhi. It will also apply to cars with NCR and other States’ registration numbers. A notification to this effect is being readied. It also lists over 20 categories of vehicles which will be exempt from the rule.
 
In addition, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday also spelled out the government’s decisions on exemption/inclusion of vehicle categories. 
 
The rule will be applicable from 8 am to 8 pm on all days except Sunday. The Delhi Government, in line with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act has announced a fine of Rs. 2000, for not following the rule.
 
The vehicle categories which will be exempt from the odd-even rule are as follows:
 
• All two wheelers
 
• CNG vehicles (which will have to display their certification)
 
• Only women (drivers) or women with kids below 12 years
 
• Vehicles of the president, vice president, prime minister, speaker of Lok Sabha and deputy chairman of Rajya  Sabha
 
•  Vehicles of Leaders of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
 
• Vehicles of chief ministers of States except Delhi, judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court and the Lokayukta
 
• Deputy speaker of Lok Sabha, governors of States, Lt. governor, chief justice of India and union ministers
 
•  Vehicles on way to hospital for medical emergency, if they carry proof
 
• Emergency vehicles such as ambulances, fire tenders, prison vans, hearses and enforcement vehicles
 
• Vehicles of the physically challenged.
 
In addition to this,four-five thousand additional buses and 10,000 new auto-rickshaws will be added as public transport. Metro train frequency will also be increased.
 
(with inputs from IANS)