6 Facts You Need to Know about Delhi’s Odd Even Rule

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Delhi’s Odd Even formula came into effect from January 1, 2016. It is a pilot program which will run till January 15, 2016. If things work in the pilot period, an odd even program will soon be a rule.

Here we share everything you need to know about this odd even rule:


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What Is an Odd Even Rule?

Well, under this program if the date ends in an even number, only vehicles ending with even numbers will be allowed. For instance, today is January 4 (an even number), so only those vehicles whose number ends with 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 will be allowed on the Delhi road. On the odd days (dates ending with odd number), only those vehicles will be allowed whose number ends with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.

Is There a Fine For Breaking the Odd Even Rule?

Well, you’ll have to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000 if you are found breaking the odd-even rule.

How is the Delhi Government Ensuring the Smooth Travel of Delhities?

Well, the Delhi government is running 3,000 more buses in Delhi.

Who All are Helping Delhi Commuters in Odd-Even Days?

Twitter – Just use hastag #PollutionFreeDelhi and you’ll get information about nearest Metro and bus stations with the origin and the destination of the bus.

Ola App – The ‘Car Pool’ feature of Ola App will allow Delhities to pool rides by using their private vehicles. Commuters too can use the feature to get a cab.

Delhi Metro Service – During the 15 day trial period, Delhi metro will make an additional 365 trips.

www.odd-even.com – Also, consider this website for car-pooling.

Who all are Exempted from Odd Even Rule in Delhi?

  • VIPs – President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Governors, Lt. Governors, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha and Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  • All CNG Vehicles
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Two-wheelers
  • Vehicles driven by women with children below the age of 12 years and/or carrying only women passengers.
  • Emergency Vehicles – Ambulance, Fire Brigade vehicle etc.
  • Vehicles of physically challenged

In case of medical emergency, you too are exempted from the odd even rule in Delhi, provided you have proper medical documents and proof.

Will The Odd Even Rule Soon Follow Suit in Other Cities as well?

Well, if the trial is successful, soon other cities too would follow the suit and work towards making their city pollution free, especially the NCR region as well as Noida where we have maximum office goers.

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