In the wake of vehicular pollution in Delhi, LG of NCT of Delhi orders for implementation of “Odd-Even Rule”

No. F. 23(1549)/CAP/TPT/PCD/2019/ 1579/78617.—Whereas the National Capital Territory in Delhi has more than eleven million registered vehicles and the vehicular pollution has become a major source of air pollution in Delhi;

Whereas, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and Hon’ble National Green Tribunal have passed various directions from time to time to take immediate action to control the alarming level of vehicular pollution in Delhi and all-out efforts are being made to give effect to the directions of the Hon’ble Courts.

Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 115 read with clause (41) of Section 2 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, (59 of 1988), the Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, on being satisfied that further steps are required to control vehicular pollution caused by non-transport four-wheeled vehicles (motor cars etc.), hereby orders in the interest of public safety, that the following prohibitory/restrictive measures shall be in force in the area of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, namely :—

(i) The plying of non-transport four-wheeled vehicles (Motor Cars etc.) having registration number ending with odd digit (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) shall be prohibited on 4th, 6th, 8th, 12th and 14th November, 2019 and plying of the non-transport four-wheeled Vehicles having registration number ending with even digit (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) shall be prohibited on 05th, 07th, 09th, 11th , 13th and 15th November, 2019.

(ii)  These restrictions shall also apply to the non-transport four-wheeled vehicles bearing registration number of other states.

(iii)  These restrictions shall be applicable from 8 AM to 8 PM of such dates.

(iv)  These restrictions shall not be applicable on Sunday.

(v)  These restrictions shall not apply to the vehicles of such categories as mentioned in the Schedule annexed to this notification.

(vi)  Violation of this notification shall attract fine in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 194 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

Further, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 200 and under sub-section (1) of section 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), read with rule 123 of the Delhi Motors Vehicles Rules, 1993, the Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to authorize the following officers to compound the aforementioned offence with the amount of Rs. 4,000/-, namely:—

(a)  Officers of the rank of Head Constable and above of Delhi Police.

(b) Officers of the rank of Head Constable and above of the Transport Department, Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

(c)  All Sub Divisional Magistrates and Tehsildars of the Revenue Department, Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

(d)  Assistant Traffic Inspector (ATI) and above of the Delhi Transport Corporation.

The aforementioned officers at point (c) and (d) above, are also authorised to exercise the powers under clause (e) of sub-section 5 of section 213 of the said Act, to launch prosecution under section 194 of the said Act, 1988 for the offences committed in violation of this notification and they will be deemed to be officers of Transport Department, GNCTD under sub-section (1) of section 213 of the said Act, read with rule 123 of the Delhi Motor Vehicles Rules, 1993 for these purposes.

The amount compounded by the authorised officers/authorities shall be deposited in the “Major Head 0041, taxes on vehicles, 101-MV (Fee & Fine)”, of the Transport Department, Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

The above notification shall come into force with effect from 4th November, 2019 and will remain in force till 15th November, 2019.

*Please read the detailed notification here: NOTIFICATION


Transport Department

[Notification dt. 01-11-2019]

Join the discussion

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.