Delhi govt mulling odd-even scheme 15 days every month

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New Delhi | Updated: April 09, 2016 6:38 PM

The Delhi government is "seriously" mulling a proposal to enforce the odd-even scheme for 15 days every month, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

Arvind KejriwalThe Delhi government is “seriously” mulling a proposal to enforce the odd-even scheme for 15 days every month, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today. (PTI)

The Delhi government is “seriously” mulling a proposal to enforce the odd-even scheme for 15 days every month, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

Addressing a press conference, he said a fortnight every month was being thought of since it cannot be made permanent in the absence of a robust public transport system.

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, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told a press conference here.

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.

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