Odd-Even Scheme In Delhi Begins Today, Here Are Timings, Rules And Penalties

The third edition of the much-talked Odd-Even scheme has been implemented in the capital today after the pollution level rose to life-threating numbers in the NCR. Introduced in 2016, during the implementation i.e. from November 4 to 15, all non-transport four-wheeled vehicles ending in odd and even numbers will be allowed on Delhi roads, on alternate days.

As many as twenty-nine categories of vehicles, including those of President, Prime Minister, emergency and enforcement vehicles, women driving alone, cars carrying school children in uniform, two-wheelers have been exempted from the odd-even scheme.

The Odd-Even scheme will be applicable to all vehicles entering Delhi from other states.


As far as timing goes, the Odd-Even scheme will be applicable from 8 AM in the morning till 8 PM in the evening, except on Sundays.

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Anyone who is caught violating the Odd-Even rule will have to pay a whopping Rs. 4,000 fine, Rs. 2,000 more than last year’s amount. Delhi government has decided to hike the penalty as per the amended Motor Vehicle Act.

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Cab aggregators Ola and Uber, in support of Delhi Government’s initiative, have announced to get rid of surge pricing during the entirety of the Odd-Even scheme. Surge pricing stands for peak-hours cab fare, which is usually higher than non-peak hours.

The Signature Bridge, which connects Wazirabad to East Delhi, will remain closed from November 5 to 14 when the odd-even scheme will be rolled out.

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Delhi government has also urged auto-rickshaw drivers to go by meters. The government will also deploy as many as 2,000 additional buses from November 4 to November 15.

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