As Delhi braces for the third odd-even scheme, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that privately-owned CNG vehicles will not be exempted from odd-even scheme. However, women will continue to get an exemption from the odd-even road rationing scheme which is set to return in the national capital from November 4-15.
"Women driving alone, cars having all women as occupants and women accompanied by children aged less than 12 years will be exempted," he said.
This means, any vehicle being driven by a single woman driver, a single woman driver being accompanied by other female passengers as well as women driving with children below the age of 12 will be exempted.
The pollution was under control till now in Delhi. Also, there is no increase but 25 per cent decrease in pollution," Kejriwal said, adding air pollution is a very complex problem and to reduce it, "we need efforts from all".
The decision has been taken keeping in mind their safety, Kejriwal added. A decision on whether two-wheelers should be exempted from the scheme or not is yet to be taken and we are consulting experts, he said.
With Agency Inputs