New Delhi: The so called flag bearer of common man Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said there is no plan to continue the scheme in the national capital region after January 15 and granted exemption to VIP’s.
“Most countries have such plans when the pollution levels go alarmingly high. We will do an assessment at the end of 15 days,” he said. “If the people accept this plan and execute it on large scale, we will think about having a permanent measure,” the chief minister said.
Unveiling the plan effective January 1, Kejriwal said the VIPs (“except the CM of Delhi”), essential services vehicles like police or fire brigade, CNG and hybrid cars and only-women cars will be exempted from the measure to check vehicular congestion and emission.
Kejriwal said a fine of Rs 2000 will be imposed for those violating the rules during those 15 days. The odd-even rule will be implemented from 8am to 8pm on weekdays. The plan will not be implemented on Sundays.
The Aam Aadmi Party government has assured the city the public transport system will be streamlined to support the plan. “Metro will run at peak frequency. More buses and autos will be introduced. Mobile applications for car-pooling and auto-call have been announced,” he said.