Dimapur was the first district to implement the odd-even vehicle scheme in Nagaland

Kohima: The deputy commissioner of Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, has issued a new order on the implementation of the odd-even scheme for private vehicles in Kohima which comes into force with immediate effect and will continue till July 15.

Thejawelie, who is also the chairman of Regional Transport Authority, Kohima, in exercise of his powers under Section 115 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988, has implemented the ‘Odd-Even’ system for movement of private vehicles under the jurisdiction of Kohima Municipality, except on Sundays.

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As per the order, the odd numbered vehicles will be permitted to ply on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Only vehicles with registration number ending with the odd numbers 1,3,5,7,9 shall be allowed to ply.

Even numbered vehicles will be permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and only vehicles with registration number ending with even numbers 2,4,6,8,0 shall be allowed to ply.

The prohibition and restriction of movement of vehicles will not apply to press and two-wheelers (without pillion rider), vehicles with special permit for various exigencies, trucks carrying emergency medical equipment, essential commodities, LPG cylinders and oil tankers.

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Inter-state trucks carrying essential commodities bound for the state of Manipur are also exempted. It informed that all vehicles restricted to ply by virtue of government notifications shall remain enforced such as inter-district zonal taxis and city buses, and so on. Local taxis will be allowed to ply within Kohima municipality as per the colour-coding.

It warned that violation of this restriction order will be liable to be penalised under Section 177 & 179 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. The order which comes into force with immediate effect shall remain in force till July 15 for strict compliance of all concerned.

The odd-even vehicle scheme came to force on June 22-30, when Kevithutho Sophie, senior superintendent of police, issued an order to reduce non-essential travel in the state capital.

Earlier, the odd-even scheme for vehicles to be followed according to the date of the day.

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