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All vehicles, however, will be free to ply on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
All vehicles, however, will be free to ply on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays|Representational image
MIZORAM

Mizoram to start rationing licence plates to ease traffic woes

Vehicles whose registration number ends in 1 or 2 can ply on Monday, 3 or 4 on Tuesday, 5 or 6 on Wednesday, and so on; new rules to be exercised on trial basis from June 1

Henry L Khojol

Aizawl: The Mizoram government is all set to introduce new traffic rules to control vehicular movement in order to ease traffic snarls in the state capital.

State home minister Lalchamliana on Monday said that the new rules will be exercised in the state capital with effect from June 1.

He said that the meeting of Coordination on Traffic Management held on April 25 had decided that any vehicle, whose registration number ended with 1 or 2, can ply on Monday.

Likewise, any vehicle, who registration ended with 3 or 4 can move on Tuesday, number 5 or 6 on Wednesday, number 7 or 8 on Thursday, and 9 and 10 on Friday, respectively, he said.

All vehicles will be free to ply on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, he added.

However, the new rules will be exercised as a trial (experiment) for one month after which it will be stopped if deemed not practicable and effective, according to the minister.

The move was contemplated to ease the growing traffic jams in Aizawl, he said.

In October, 2017, the erstwhile Congress government had introduced traffic rules for rotational service of all vehicles in order to ease traffic jams in Aizawl.

As per the rules, vehicles were not allowed to ply on days when their last digit of registration number drew similar to a particular date. For example a vehicle, whose registration number ended with 1 could not move on date 1, 11, 21 and 31 of every month.

Sources said that there are 1,23,235 vehicles of different types in Aizawl.

Lalchamliana also said that the government is committed to fulfill its manifesto. “The government has established Lokayukta to eradicate corruption and banned liquor. All the promises made in the election manifesto will be fulfilled one after another,” he said while addressing a meeting at the MNF office in Aizawl.

He added that special scheme will be made for the Mizo martyrs, who lost their precious lives during the insurgency.