Odd-Even Formula May Exempt Lone Women Drivers, Passengers And Patients

10/12/2015 11:05 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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The metropolis of Delhi was not planned for this volume of traffic. Clogged roads with buses, cars, autorickshaws, bullock carts, cycles, bikes etc are a regular feature.

Women in Delhi who are driving after a long day's work needn't worry about the odd/even rule for private vehicles, as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has hinted that women drivers as well as vehicles carrying only women passengers or a patient are to be exempt from this rule, stated media reports.

To tackle Delhi's pollution problem, Delhi government last week had decided that all private cars, barring taxis and auto-rickshaws, with registration numbers ending with an odd figure (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) will be allowed on the roads only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays were marked for vehicles with even number plates (2, 4, 6, 8 or 0), according to Hindustan Times.

Sundays are supposed to be exempt from this rule

But after the questions raised by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and on social media, CM Kejriwal seems to be considering exemption for women.

"We are considering exemptions for single women drivers, cars with only women and patients," Kejriwal told NDTV after meeting Singh on Wednesday.

In fact, according to The Hindu report, a senior government official had even gone as far as to say that women drivers driving cars registered under someone else's name won't be stopped.

But obviously the CM won't be able to make everyone happy.

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