The Delhi government has said that the odd-even formula for cars will now be determined date-wise and not day-wise. That means on 1 January, 2016, odd-numbered cars and two-wheelers will be allowed on Delhi roads, whereas even-numbered vehicles will ply on 2 January, 2016.
The rule will be applicable between 8am to 8pm every day, and Sundays will be exempted.
Here’s a low down of all that the government is saying:
1. Vehicles with odd numbers will be allowed on road on dates with odd numbers (1,3,5,7,9,11, etc) and vehicles with even numbers on even-numbered dates (0,2,4,6,8,10, etc)
2. The number will be based on the last digit of the vehicle as displayed on the number plate. Zero will be considered an even number
3. The rule will be applicable between 8am and 8pm every day
4. Sundays exempted
5. The trial run of the formula will be between 1 and 15 January, 2016
6. After discussions with the school bus-owners, additional buses would be brought on roads
7. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will be asked to increase its frequency and extend its timings
8. Awareness building exercise will be taken up at a bigger scale
9. 1,000 new buses in next three months
10. A notice will be served in a week for closing down of Delhi’s oldest power plant at Badarpur and Rajghat, to curb pollution
11. The government will come up with its complete blueprint by 25 December
12. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a review meeting with all the stakeholders and agencies related to transportation
13. 200 check-points in the city will be created to check pollution levels
14. Trucks will be allowed inside Delhi from 10.30pm
15. Exemption in the case of emergency, disabled persons, patients, etc.
At present, Delhi has 4,700 DTC buses, by which nearly 45 lakh people commute daily and there’s a requirement of 11,000 new buses. Delhi Metro has 216 trains and used by nearly 25 lakh passengers daily.