18 April 2016 Current Affairs: Delhi Government started to implement the second phase of odd-even car rationing scheme from 15 April 2016 in the national capital. The scheme will continue till 30 April 2016.
Aim of this Scheme : The scheme aims at curbing vehicular pollution and reducing traffic congestion on city roads. Under the scheme four-wheelers with odd registration numbers will ply on odd dates and those with even numbers on even dates. Its rule will be in operation from 8 AM to 8 PM. However, the scheme will not be applicable on Sundays.Under the scheme, President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Union Ministers and other VIPs have been exempted. Besides, vehicles driven by women, emergency vehicles, CNG vehicles and cars carrying school children in uniforms will be exempted.However, the rules of the odd-even scheme will apply on Delhi Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues. The violation of rule will attract a penalty of 2000 rupees. The City government has also roped in over 5000 Civil Defence Volunteers at various traffic points who will motivate the people to follow the rules of the scheme.