Delhi Police on Saturday said it will not prepare an action plan in connection with the odd-even formula that restricts the plying of private vehicles in the national capital till the AAP government comes out with the final draft of the policy.
“We will wait till December 25 for the policy and then prepare an action plan. If we feel the need to understand some points or seek clarification, that shall be done too. But unless the policy comes, we won’t prepare an action plan,” Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi said. AAP government’s plan is to implement the odd-even formula from January one for an initial period of 15 days.
“We are taking notes on regular discussions being held in connection with the matter (odd even formula). Once the policy is prepared, we shall proceed,” the Commissioner said.
Senior Delhi Police officials had earlier said that the implementing body (the police) cannot prosecute people in connection with the said formula unless the matter is incorporated into some law -- either the Motor Vehicles Act or CrPC.
Such exercise was taken up during the Commonwealth Games in 2010, when lanes were reserved for delegates to move, in designated routes, and penalties were imposed for driving in those lanes, by a special provision in the Motor Vehicles Act, said a senior official.
It was on December 8, five days after announcement of the odd-even formula by the AAP government, that Delhi Police was formally approached and the scheme was communicated to them in a high-level meeting chaired by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and attended by all cabinet ministers.