Odd-Even rule in Delhi 2019: Dates, timing, rules, fine and exemption

Odd-Even rule in Delhi 2019: The odd-even scheme will not be applicable on November 11 and November 12.

Created On: Nov 8, 2019 18:48 IST
Odd Even in Delhi
Odd Even in Delhi

Odd-Even Rule in Delhi 2019: The odd-even scheme will not be applicable on November 11 and November 12 to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The announcement was made by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on November 8, 2019. 

The odd-even scheme was launched by the Delhi Government on November 4 to combat the hazardous smog that has enveloped the national capital. The scheme has been launched for 12 days from November 4-15, 2019.  

The first day of the odd-even rule reportedly resulted in a major dip in the air pollution levels in Delhi. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed that the odd-even scheme teamed up with high wind speed brought down the air pollution in Delhi by almost 82 percent. Both PM10 and PM2.5 levels fell drastically by 6 pm on November 4. 

Under the odd-even rule, only vehicles with odd last digit registration numbers will ply on the roads on odd days and vehicles with even last digit registration numbers will be allowed on the roads on the even days.

Also read: Public Health Emergency Declared in Delhi

The odd-even scheme has been implemented in Delhi to fight air pollution after a gap of almost three years. The National Capital has been reeling with ‘severe plus’ air quality level since the past few days.

Odd-even Delhi Timings 2019

The odd-even rule will be applicable from 8 am to 8 pm on all days till November 15, 2019, except on Sunday.

Odd-Even in Delhi

According to the odd-even in Delhi, cars with odd numbers will be allowed to run on odd days and cars with even numbers will be allowed on the even days.

Odd Even in Delhi 2019 Dates

All cars with even numbers will be allowed in Delhi between 8 am-8 pm on November 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, while all cars with odd numbers will be allowed in Delhi on November 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15. All cars will be allowed on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Odd-Even Dates 2019: Full Table


Odd-Even Rule Dates

November 4


November 5


November 6


November 7


November 8


November 9


November 10

All cars

November 11

All cars

November 12

All cars

November 13


November 14


November 15


Odd-Even Rule in Delhi: Ten key facts

1. The odd-even rule begins in Delhi with an even day, November 4, hence only even-numbered cars will be allowed on the Delhi roads.

2. The odd-even rule has been implemented in Delhi for 12 days and it will continue till November 15.

3. The odd-even timings are only from 8 am in the morning to 8pm in the evening. After that, all cars are allowed on the roads.

4. The main aim of the odd-even rule is to combat the alarming rise in air pollutants in the national capital and de-congest the city.

5. The penalty for violating the odd-even rule includes a fine of Rs 4000.  The penalty was earlier Rs 2000 but it has been increased this time as per the amended Motor Vehicle Act.

6. The Delhi Chief Minister has requested the cab aggregators- Ola and Uber to deactivate surge pricing during the 12-day odd-even rule in Delhi.

7. The auto drivers have also been asked to go by the meter during the implementation of the odd-even scheme.

8. The Delhi Government announced that it will hire around 2,000 private buses to boost the public transport system during the odd-even scheme. Currently, around 5,600 buses are plying in the national capital under the cluster bus scheme.

9. The DMRC will also be conducting 61 additional trips during this period taking the total number of metro trips to 5,100 through 294 trains.

10. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also ordered staggered office timings at all Delhi government offices. The Delhi government offices will open at 9.30 am and 10.30 am during the odd even scheme.

Odd-Even Rule Exemptions: Who is exempted?

The odd-even rule will not apply for two-wheelers, women drivers alone or with a child under the age of 12 years. The private vehicles transporting school children in uniform during school time and vehicles of persons with physical disabilities will also be exempted from the odd-even rule.

The odd-even exemption list also includes the vehicles of VVIPs/VIPs- the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India, Lok Sabha Speaker, State Governors, Union Ministers, Opposition Leaders in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Chief Ministers of states and UTS and Supreme Court Judges.

The other odd-even exemptions include vehicles of Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor, Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha, Deputy Lok Sabha Speaker, Delhi High Court Judges, UPSC Chairperson, Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commissioners, Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Lokayukta.

The emergency enforcement vehicles and defence, paramilitary and embassy vehicles will also be exempted. Electric vehicles have also been exempted.

Odd-Even Rule in Delhi: Who is not exempted?

- The vehicles of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet Ministers.

- The privately-owned CNG vehicles. The private CNG vehicles have not been exempted this year.

- The four-wheelers driven by men, private CNG vehicles.

- The non-goods vehicles from other states or MLAs of other states.

What is odd-even rule?

The odd-even rule is a road rationing system under which vehicles with odd and even number plates are allowed on the roads on alternate days.

This is the third time that the odd-even rule has been enforced in Delhi. It was introduced for the first time in 2016 for 15 days from January 1-15 and April 15-30, 2016.

The Delhi Government decided to re-introduce the odd-even rule to combat the deteriorating air quality in Delhi.

Delhi has been enveloped in toxic smog with extremely severe PM10 and PM2.5 levels reportedly due to bursting of firecrackers on Diwali and illegal burning of crop stubble in Punjab and Haryana.

The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority had declared a public health emergency in Delhi-NCR on November 1, when Delhi’s air quality level hit the ‘severe plus’ category.

The Delhi government ordered the closure of all schools till November 5 and banned all construction activities temporarily and bursting of crackers for the entire winter period.

Despite light rains on Saturday and Sunday, the air quality in Delhi remained ‘severe’ in the morning on November 4, with the air pollution hitting the 500 mark in many places in the capital.

Also read: Odd-Even to be implemented in Delhi from 4 to 15 November

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