New Delhi: Cars driven by women and those carrying children in school uniform shall remain out of the ambit of the odd-even scheme the second phase of which is set to start in New Delhi from 15 April.
The decisions were taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal which was attended ministerial colleagues and members of the coordination committee formed for the scheme.
“It has been decided that women will continue to remain exempted from the scheme due to security considerations. Government has also decided that cars carrying school students will also be exempted,” Transport Minister Gopal Rai told reporters.
“Cars carrying student(s) in school uniform shall be exempted during #oddeven starting 15th April,” Deputy CM Manish Sisodia tweeted.
Asked about confusion that may arise over parents going to pick up children after school hours, Rai said, they were still working on the modalities and the final notification in this regard will be out in a day or two.
As announced earlier, CNG vehicles will also remain exempted from the vehicle-rationing restrictions arising out of the scheme’s implementation. Cars with odd and even license plate numbers will ply on alternate days during its duration.
The exemption categories involving women and CNG cars were also in place during the first phase of odd-even from 1 to 15 January.