Odd-even scheme: Delhi transport dept proposes Rs 2000 penalty

Odd-even scheme: Delhi transport dept proposes Rs 2000 penalty

Delhiites may have to cough up a fine of Rs 2,000 for violating the odd-even rule as the AAP government's transport department has proposed a penalty scheme during the 15-day trial period of road-rationing experiment starting January 1.

Sources said that the final proposal has been submitted to the government and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will soon take a final call on this issue.

The Delhi government had recently asked the department to prepare a proposal to finalise the penalty that will have to be paid for the violation of odd-even rules.

As per the transport department's proposal, under Section 115 of Motor Vehicle Act, government has powers to restrict the use of vehicles and the violation of this rule would entail punishment of Rs 2,000 as prescribed under Section 194 of the Act, said an official.

"A proposal of imposing a fine of Rs 2,000 for violating odd-even rules has been sent to government. CM will take a decision in a review meeting soon to be held on odd-even scheme. Once government gives its nod to proposal, it will be sent to Lt Governor for his approval," a source said.

They also said that government was also contemplating to give special powers to the traffic police, as it was delegated during Commonwealth Games 2010 to implement the odd-even formula so that cops can "strictly" prosecute drivers.

To curb rising pollution level in the national capital, the AAP government has decided to introduce odd-even scheme to be implemented starting January 1.

Government will install remote censor cameras on some roads to access traffic loads during this scheme.

According to the government's plan, it will run 6,000 additional buses to accommodate numbers of passengers after the implementation of odd-even scheme.

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