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Delhi Govt. conducts coordination trial run of ‘Odd-Even’ formula

Muktesh-Chander

New Delhi : The Delhi Government on Thursday conducted a two-hour coordination trial run ahead of the ‘Odd-Even’ formula to be implemented from January 1 next year.

Volunteers were seen holding placards to create awareness among the public in the two-hour trial run conducted between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner of Police, Traffic, said that there was a good coordination between the Delhi Police and civil defence volunteers who were working under their guidance.

“There is a good coordination as the civil defence officers are working under the guidance of Delhi Police. They also have placards through which they are creating awareness in the public,” Chander told ANI during the trial run.

“I am hopeful that the people of Delhi will follow the ‘Odd-Even’ formula and those who will not follow, will get a challan of Rs. 2000,” he added.

The Department of Transport, Government of National Capital of Delhi, has issued orders prohibiting the parking of Odd Number non-transport four wheeled vehicles (motor cars etc.) on even dates and Even Number non-transport four wheeled vehicles (motor cars etc.) on odd days from January 1-15, 2016.

The Odd numbered non-transport four wheeled vehicles (motor cars etc.) would be allowed to park only on odd dates. Similarly, the Even numbered non-transport four wheeled vehicles (motor cars etc.) would be allowed to park on even dates only.

It has been advised that entry and/or exit of vehicles to all parking lots, either for use of general public or for staff, may be prohibited based on the restrictions imposed for the period from January 1-15, 2016.

A notification to this has been sent to DDA, NDMC, North MCD, South MCD, East MCD, PWD, DMRC, CEO Delhi Cantonment, Divisional Commissioner (With a request to apprise all DMs/SDMs), Special Commissioner Traffic, Special Commissioner (Enforcement) Transport Department, Special Commissioner (Planning) Transport Department and Joint Commissioner (Operations) Transport Department.

The scheme, which will be implemented for 15 days, has been proposed to curb pollution in the national capital by restricting movement of private vehicles based on their registration numbers. (ANI)