Kohima: The odd-even vehicle scheme is being implemented within Kohima from June 22-30. This move to reduce non-essential travel in the state capital.
An order issued by Kevithutho Sophie, Sr Superintendent of Police, Kohima said that in the interest of public safety and to minimize non-essential movement of vehicles, the Odd-Even system will be implemented for movement of vehicles under section 115 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988. The order will apply to all areas within the Kohima municipality.
Odd dated day:-
Only vehicles with registration number ending with odd numbers such as 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 will be allowed to ply on the odd dated days on June 23, 25, 27, and 29.
Even dated day:-
On even dated days, only vehicles with registration number ending with even number such as 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 will be allowed to ply. The even dated days include June 22, 24, 26, and 30. As mentioned, the odd-even vehicle scheme will not apply on June 28.
According to the Kohima Police, the prohibition and restriction of movement of vehicles shall not apply to:
a) Emergency service vehicles belonging to Police, Prison, Administration, Para Military, Medical, NST buses, Govt. Staff Buses, Fire Services, NSDMA & SDRF.
b) Press and two-wheelers.
c) Trucks carrying emergency Medical equipments/commodities and L.P.G cylinders.
d) Inter-State trucks carrying essential commodities bound for the state of Manipur.
e) All vehicles restricted to ply by virtue of Government notifications shall remain enforced (eg. Inter-district zonal Taxis, city bus etc.)
Penalty for violators:
Violation of the restriction order will be liable to be penalised under section 177 & 179 of the MV Act 1988, it said.
It requested the employees of Government Departments to take the staff bus instead of private vehicle during this period to help minimize traffic congestion.
It also appealed all citizens to abide by the restriction order and cooperate with the police on duty.
Taking to twitter, the Kohima Police tweeted: “‘Odd-Even’ is here in Kohima. Please check the last digit of your vehicle number according to the date of the day before moving out of your house. The order shall be enforced in Kohima Municipal area from 22/06/2020 onwards”.
The odd-even vehicle scheme in Nagaland was first implemented in Dimapur, which has been in force since May 11. Since June 1, Wokha has also been following the odd-even scheme for vehicles.