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Delhi odd-even scheme begins as air quality dips to 3-year low

Delhi odd-even scheme begins as air quality dips to 3-year low

The Odd-Even car rationing scheme to curb air pollution in the National Capital came into effect from today. It will continue till the 15th of this month. Today, vehicles with number plates having an even number like 0,2,4,6 and 8 as the last digit are allowed to ply. The scheme will be in effect from 8 AM to 8 PM on all days, except Sundays.

The scheme restrictions will not apply on two-wheelers, women drivers and vehicles being used for medical emergencies and ferrying school children. Delhi government has deployed over 2,000 additional buses to cater to public transport demand during the period.

Delhi Metro will also run 61 additional trips during the 12-day scheme. In a tweet, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged people to abide by the odd even scheme, saying it is for everyone’s benefit. Violations of the rule will invite a fine of 4,000 rupees.

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