Dimapur: Dimapur's Police Commissioner Rothihu Tetso has officially extended the odd-even traffic regulations for non-essential vehicular movement within Dimapur Town and NH-29 till Chumukedima town from October 3-31. The rule has been imposed to reduce the clutter on the streets amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
What are the rules for the odd-even flow of Traffic in Dimapur?
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, only vehicles with registration numbers ending with odd numbers (1,3,5,7, and 9) will be allowed to ply.
On the other hand, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, only vehicles with registration number ending with even numbers (2,4,6,8 and 0) will be allowed to ply.
However, the odd-even system will not be enforced on Sundays.
What categories of vehicles are exempted from this rule?
The notification also said that the category under essential services as notified earlier will be exempted.
Further, Government servants on bonafide government duties and vehicles involved in providing essential services involved in COVID-19 related duties will also be exempted from the purview of the restrictions on the production of relevant documents and valid ID proof.
Two-wheelers shall also be exempted from these traffic restrictions, added the Dimapur Commissioner of Police.
What kind of vehicles will be restricted from plying?
All heavy vehicles except those engaged in four-lane construction work with a valid permit will be restricted from plying within the town area and highway area from 09:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs.
The Dimapur Police Commissioner has warned that the violation of the aforementioned order will cause one to be penalized U/S 177 & 179 of the MV Act 1988 . He has appealed all citizens for cooperation "in the interest of public safety."
The odd-even car rationing was first introduced in India by Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi in 2016.