Guwahati: After Tinsukia and Jorhat, odd-even vehicle rationing has been imposed in Kamrup Metropolitan district, which includes Guwahati, for private and personal vehicles staring Thursday.

The order is effective from 5 am to 2 pm, May 13 onwards.

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This comes after the state government imposed strict measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, along with the order to shut all shops and markets by 1 pm and a curfew from 2 pm to 5 am.

The order signed by DC of Kamrup (metro) said that vehicles with odd number will be allowed to ply on odd dates. (Example: Vehicle number ending with 1/3/5/7/9 on 13th/15th/17th/19th May etc.), likewise, vehicles with even number plate will ply on even dates. (Example: Vehicle number ending with 0/2/4/6/8 on 14th/16th/18th/20th/22nd May etc.)

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However, this restriction is not applicable in respect of government vehicles/water tanker/milk carrying vans, ambulance, LPG distribution vans, vehicles hired/private used for medical duty/COVID-19 duty on production of valid ID proof, and on personal vehicles used for medical emergency.

Also, the restriction will not be applicable for the vehicles plying in National Highways.

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