Odd-Even scheme: Kejriwal says vehicles carrying school children to be exempt

Edited By: Sparshita Saxena WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Oct 17, 2019, 02:10 PM(IST)

As a result, Arvind Kejriwal announced the formation of a political party on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2012. He formally launched the party on November 26, 2012, the day when the Constitution of India was adopted in 1949. Photograph:( PTI )

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In a bid to curb the worsening air quality of the national capital, Kejriwal said 16 vigilance teams have been put in place to construction sites and waste burning.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the 'Odd-Even scheme' will be implemented in Delhi from November 4 to 15.  

The chief minister said that although vehicles coming from other states will come under the purview of the scheme, two-wheelers and vehicles carrying school students will be exempt.

The scheme will be implemented on non-transport 4-wheeled vehicles as well. Kejriwal added that vehicles of Supreme Court judges, UPSC chairperson, chief election commissioner, election commissioners, CAG, deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, deputy speaker of Lok Sabha, Lt Governor of Delhi, judges of Delhi High Court, Lokayukta and emergency services will be exempt from the scheme. 

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Delhi CM added that while vehicles of Union Ministers, President, Vice President, Prime Minister, leaders of the opposition, chief ministers will be exempt from the scheme, his own ministers will come under the implementation of the scheme. 

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In a bid to curb the worsening air quality of the national capital, Kejriwal said 16 vigilance teams have been put in place to construction sites and waste burning.

The Odd-Even scheme will be applicable from 8 am to 8 pm on all days barring Sundays. Scheme violation will incur a fine of Rs 4,000.

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