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Delhi’s ‘Odd-Even’ Plan Not Ready, But Won’t Include Two-Wheelers: Government

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Delhi government’s ‘odd-even’ formula will not be applicable to two-wheelers and the restriction extends only to the privately-owned cars, including those entering from other states, Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain has said.

A government spokesperson clarified that exemption for two-wheelers was a suggestion and a final decision is yet to be taken in this regard.

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“Till the government puts a blueprint on this out in the public domain, it is just speculation. Government has not taken a final decision in this regard,” the spokesperson said.

Mr Jain said that private cars from other states entering Delhi shall come under this formula that will be effective from January 1.

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“The odd-even (number plate) formula will be applicable only to private cars in Delhi. For now, the movement of two-wheelers, taxis, autos will not be restricted to alternate days,” Mr Jain told a TV channel.

Meanwhile, the AAP government today confirmed the speculation that both odd and even-numbered cars will be allowed on Sundays. The government also said that it is the “responsibility” of Delhi Police to implement the formula to curb air pollution in the national capital.

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Delhi government has started a series of meetings to roll out the strategy for the even-odd scheme. Delhi Metro will also be asked to increase the duration of its daily services to accommodate a larger flow of passengers.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on December 5 said that the government would discontinue the even-odd move after 10 to 15 days if the people faced problems.

On December 4, the AAP government had come up with a plan of restricting the movement of private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers to alternate days from January 1.

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The Indian Telegraph Sydney  Australia

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