Kohima: The odd-even vehicle scheme for vehicles in Kohima in Nagaland has been extended till July 31 to to minimize non-essential movement of private vehicles in the state’s capital.
Deputy commissioner of Kohima Gregory Thejawelie, through an order on Wednesday said that the decision was taken in the interest of public safety and to minimize non-essential movement of vehicles.
The DC, who is also the chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in exercise of powers conferred to him under Section 34 (b) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, implemented the ‘odd-even’ system for movement of private vehicles under the jurisdiction of Kohima Municipality, except on Sundays.
Odd numbered vehicles:-
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, only vehicles with registration number ending with odd numbers like 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 shall be allowed to ply.
Even Numbered vehicles:-
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, only vehicles with registration number ending with even numbers like 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; Inter-State trucks carrying essential commodities bound for the state of Manipur.
Further, all vehicles restricted to ply by virtue of Government notifications such as Inter-district zonal taxi, city bus, and so on, shall remain enforced. Local Taxis will be allowed to ply within Kohima Municipality as per the colour-coding.
The DC warned that any violation of this restriction order will be liable to be penalised under Section 51 (b) of the Disaster Management Act 2005.
This Order has been implemented with immediate effect and will remain in force till July 31 for the strict compliance of all concerned.