Delhi government not to extend odd-even trial

Delhi government not to extend odd-even trial

 Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said on Saturday that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has no plans to extend the odd-even vehicle number rule beyond January 15.

The minister also reiterated that the government will not end the car rationing campaign to arrest the rising level of pollution in Delhi before January 15. The Delhi High Court will give its order on Monday on the petitions challenging the government 15-day campaign.

The minister defended the legality of the road rationing plan as there were provisions under Section 115 of the Motor Vehicle Act enabling the city government to impose such car curbs.

Some 5,893 defaulters have been challaned so far by traffic police, revenue department and transport department for violating rules, said Rai on the ninth day of the campaign. About 1,943 autorickshaw drivers have been penalised by the transport department.

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