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Phase 2 of odd-even scheme begins on Friday


New Delhi: The enforcement team is geared up to deal with the violators as the second phase of the Delhi Government’s odd-even car rationing scheme comes into force on Friday in the national capital.

The scheme, which will continue till April 30, aims at curbing vehicular pollution and reducing traffic congestion on city roads.

Under the scheme four-wheelers with odd registration numbers will ply on odd dates and those with even numbers on even dates between 8 A.M to 8 P.M, except on Sunday.

President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Union Ministers and other VIPs have been exempted under the scheme. Besides, vehicles driven by women, emergency vehicles, CNG vehicles and cars carrying schoolchildren in uniforms will be exempted.

However, the odd-even scheme will be applicable on Delhi Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues.

The violation of rule will attract a penalty of Rs. 2,000.

The City government has also roped in over 5000 Civil Defence Volunteers at various traffic points to motivate people to follow the scheme.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will run 200 metro trains, which will make around 3,248 trips everyday till April 30.

He said Paryavaran bus service will be available to the commuters in addition to DTC buses. (ANI)

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