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Delhi may get odd-even for 15 days every month, hints Delhi CM Kejriwal

India TV Politics Desk 09 Apr 2016, 21:16:48 IST
India TV Politics Desk

New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi is in plans to consider implementation of the road rationing odd-even scheme for 15 days every month, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

The plan cannot be made permanent because of absence of healthy public transport system, Kejriwal said while addressing a press conference.

The odd-even scheme, which returns in the city on April 15, leaves cars carrying children in school uniform out of its ambit, the only tweak in the blueprint for its implementation when compared to the first phase.

The list of exemptions include VIP and CNG cars, vehicles being driven by women, cases of medical emergency and cars carrying disabled persons, the CM told a press conference in New Delhi.

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Kejriwal admitted that implementing the exemption to cars carrying children in school uniform would be tricky as not all such vehicles stay behind to bring students back from school.

“There are two types in this case. In one case, a vehicle drops a child to school, stays put, and brings him back.

“But there are cases where a child may not be in the car on one side of the journey. It will cause a little trouble,” Kejriwal said.

This is the second time the formula is being implemented in the national capital. It was introduced for a 15-day period between January 1-15 on an experimental basis. The move came after a stern court observation likening living in Delhi to living in a gas chamber.

(With inputs from PTI)