Delhi has kicked off a sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks.
Here is all you need to know about the traffic rationing:
What: Restriction on cars. Those with registration numbers ending in odd digits will be allowed to ply on odd dates and those ending in even digits will run on even dates.
When: Between January 1 and January 15. Sundays are free for all
Timing: 8am to 8pm
Fine: On the spot challan Rs 2,000 but no impounding of vehicles
Why: To curb air pollution and road congestion on Delhi roads
Who is exempt
CNG and electric cars - CNG cars will have to get a hologram sticker from IGL pumping stations and display them prominently on their cars’ windshields.
Two-wheelers – Have been kept out as the government doesn’t have the requisite public transport facilities to become a viable alternative.
Women - Cars driven by women and cars that only have women occupants. Cars driven by women where the male companion is below 12.
Vehicles being used for medical emergencies (trust based)
Vehicles occupied/driven by people with disabilities
Vehicles of: VVIP cars, emergency services and enforcement vehicles
President; Vice-president; Prime Minister; Governors; Chief Justice; Speaker of Lok Sabha; Union ministers; Leaders of Opposition (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha); Chief ministers of states and union territories (except those in Delhi); Supreme Court judges; Deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha; Deputy speaker Lok Sabha; Lieutenant governors of Union Territories; Delhi High Court judges; Lokayukta
Emergency vehicles: Ambulances, fire brigade trucks, hospital, prison, hearse van
Enforcement vehicles: Police, Delhi transport department, authorised by Delhi Divisional Commissioner, paramilitary forces
Vehicles with ministry of defence number plates
Vehicles with a pilot/escort
Vehicles of SPG protectees
Embassy vehicles with CD numbers
Who has to follow
All petrol and diesel vehicles
Cars from outside Delhi: All diesel and petrol cars, irrespective of where they are coming from, will have to follow the rules.
Diesel and petrol taxis: Most of these are attached to taxi aggregators such as Ola and Uber and will have to follow the odd-even rule till they convert to CNG vehicles.
Delhi chief minister, Delhi’s ministers and MLAs
Public transport readiness
What to depend on during drive:
Buses: 10,000 (4,500 DTC bus, 1,500 cluster bus and around 4,000 to be hired by DTC for the drive)
Taxies: 79,600 (15,000 kali-peeli and rest private cabs)
Total metro stations: 143 stations
Metros to run at higher frequency through the day
Last mile connectivity by feeder buses, e-rickshaws
People travelling in Metro every day: 2.6 million
Blue Line | Dwarka-Vaishali/Noida (476 coaches)
Yellow Line | Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre (426 coaches)
Red Line | Rithala-Dilshad Garden (136 coaches)
Purple Line | ITO-Faridabad (128 coaches)
Green Line | Inderlok-Mundka (74 coaches)
Airport Line | New Delhi Railway Station-Dwarka Sector-21
Daily passengers: 3.5 million
Number of autos: 70,000
Number of kaali-peeli taxis: 15,000
Number of cabs: 70,000
How Delhi goes to work
Commuters: 5.33 million
Using public transport: 27%
Using pvt transport: 25%
On foot/Bicycle: 31%
Other modes of transport include local trains
(Source: Census 2011)