Odd Even Formula To Return To Delhi On April 15

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The Delhi Government is bringing back the odd-even rule for vehicles plying in Delhi on April 15. The second phase of the odd-even formula will run for 15 days from April 15 to April 30, 2016.

Speaking at a press conference announcing the dates for the second phase of Delhi's pollution busting rule,Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said, "Earlier, people wanted the rule to be brought back from February 15, however, there was a question whether it should be implemented during the exam period, and a majority of people said it would create trouble. And thus, taking into consideration people's suggestion, the government has decided to bring the scheme back from April 15-30."

The decision was taken after officers of the Traffic Police, Revenue Department, Delhi Metro, DTC and the Transport and Environment departments of the Delhi government met up to discuss the preparations for the second phase of the odd-even scheme.

The Delhi Transport Minister detailed the efforts taken by the government to ensure that the public, especially women would not beinconvenienced by the rule. He said, "We will continue with CNG contract carriage buses under the Paryavaran Bus service, the registration for which will take place at all DTC depots from March 28 to April 14."

"They will be issued permits for 15 days by the Transport Department. The school buses will not be registered under the Paryavaran Bus service this time. Second, 50 percent seats will be reserved for women, and marshals will also be employed."

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