In case you are caught driving your car on the wrong day, you could be fined up to ₹20,000!
By now, most of you would have heard that the odd-even rule in Delhi is making a comeback. In order to battle pollution and the rising vehicular traffic on the roads of Delhi, the authorities plan to implement the odd-even rule once again. This time, however, there's one thing that is different- hefty fines for rule violators.
In case you are caught driving your car on the wrong day, you could be fined up to ₹20,000! Delhiites, tread with caution if you don't want to be paying this huge sum as fine.
Only recently, it was announced that this November, keeping in mind the festival, Diwali and the surge in pollution levels in Delhi, the odd-even scheme would be implemented once again. Though it is quite a short sighted rule, it tends to help with several issues.
Previously, there were no stringent fines that were levied on rule breakers. However, this time around, the Delhi government is pretty serious. With all the growing concerns (and fines) for traffic rule violations, there is a fine to be paid for flouting the odd-even rule as well, which happens to be a whopping ₹20,000.
Perhaps this is why the fine has been kept so steep. It will go a long way in preventing people from bringing out their vehicles on the wrong day. Delhiites have a long time to prepare themselves for the implementation of the scheme.
Though the name is self explanatory, there are some particulars that you should know. Owners of vehicles must first identify their registration numbers and the last digit will determine whether your vehicle is fit for usage on a given day.
On one day, only vehicles with numbers that end with odd numbers will be allowed on roads, while on other days, vehicles that end with even numbers will ply on roads.
Though the basic premise of the rule is rather simple, it is one that can actually prove to be very beneficial.
Owing to this, it should technically cut down the number of vehicles on city roads by half. However, this is not exactly true because many people tend to bring out their vehicles anyway. Those of you who do this are in for a hefty fine of ₹20,000.
In the past, it has been noted that odd-even scheme is one that's helped Delhi with the pollution issue. However, readers must note that mostly, these are very short term changes. Another area where odd-even comes to the rescue is when it comes to traffic related issues. The rule ensures that the number of vehicles on the roads is cut down by half.
Since odd-even rule will be implemented post Diwali, i.e. from November 04 to November 15, we can safely say that the air will indeed be in for some purification.