Kohima: After Dimapur district, Wokha is all set to roll the odd-even scheme for vehicles for an indefinite period of time in Nagaland amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The order passed under Section 115 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (Amended by Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2019) will come into force on June 1.
Deputy commissioner & chairman district task force COVID-19, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha, notified that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of public safety with the aim to minimize non-essential movement of private vehicles, the order will be implemented with effect from June 1 till further orders.
He informed that vehicles with registration numbers ending with the odd numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9 will be permitted to ply on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Vehicles with numbers ending with 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 will be permitted to ply on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
It further notified that all three-wheeler and two-wheeler vehicles must strictly follow the odd-even policy.
However, the odd-even vehicle scheme will not apply to those vehicles on COVID-19 duty, government officials on duty, trucks supplying essential commodities, vehicles/ buses on inter-district movement ferrying stranded returnees and vehicles traveling outside/within the district with valid travel permit issued by the concerned authority.
The deputy commissioner further informed that violation of the order will be liable to penalty under Sections 177 and 179 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 51(b) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
The odd-even vehicle scheme in Nagaland was first implemented in Dimapur, which has been in force since May 11.