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Women drivers, two-wheeler riders exempted: Kejriwal

Women drivers, two-wheeler riders exempted: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that women drivers and two-wheeler riders would be exempted from the odd-even transport formula to be implemented from January 1 here.

"Only women (drivers) or women with kids below 12 years will be exempted from the odd-even formula. Two-wheeler riders will also be exempted," Kejriwal told the media.

He announced a fine of Rs.2,000 for not following the odd-even formula.

Kejriwal also said that the vehicles of the president, vice president, prime minister, speaker of Lok Sabha and deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha will be exempted.

Those who would be exempted also include Leaders of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, chief ministers of states except Delhi, judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court and the Lokayukta will be exempted from the odd-even formula.

"Deputy speaker of Lok Sabha, governors of states, Lt governor, chief justice of India and union ministers will also be exempted."

He said those on way to hospital for medical emergency will also be exempted, if they carry proof.

He said that the emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire tenders, prison vans, hearses and enforcement vehicles will also exempted.

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