Arvind Kejriwal announces ‘Women will be exempted from the Odd-Even concept!
New Delhi (12/10/2019): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today, "Women and people travelling with children under 12 years of age will be exempted from the odd-even scheme.
Today at the Delhi Secretariat, Kejriwal said that unlike last time, privately-owned CNG vehicles will not be exempted from the scheme.
The road-rationing of the Delhi government to curb pollution will be implemented for the third time in the national capital after Diwali from November 4 to 15.
"Women driving alone, cars having all women as occupants and women accompanied by children aged less than 12 years will be exempted," he said.
The decision has been taken keeping in mind their safety, Arvind Kejriwal added.
A decision on whether two-wheelers should be exempted from the scheme or not is yet to be taken and we are consulting experts, he said.
Earlier, sources in the transport department said the government may exempt women, two wheelers and CNG-run vehicles this year as well just like the last two editions of scheme in 2016.