The Delhi government has partnered with Twitter to provide real-time public transport information in the capital during the 15-day trial period for Odd-even scheme starting January 1st to 15th.
Twitter will provide information such as bus routes, metro, as well as auto rickshaws information.
To receive real-time updates, users can subscribe to specific area by tweeting #pollutionFreeDelhi hashtag along with departure and destination area within the city.
In addition to that, users can send direct messages to @TransportDelhi to receive real-time public transport updates.
Following are the guidelines for the Odd-even scheme in Delhi:
- Non-transport vehicles with registration number ending with odd digit – 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 shall be prohibited on even dates of the month – 2nd, 4th, 6th, and so on; and vehicles with even digit – 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 are to be prohibited on odd dates such as 1st, 3rd, 5th, and so on.
- These restrictions shall also apply to the non-transport four wheeled vehicles bearing registration number of other states.
- These restrictions shall be applicable from 8am to 8pm of such dates.
- These restrictions shall not be applicable on Sundays.
- These restrictions shall not apply to the vehicles of such categories as mentioned in the Schedule annexed to this notification.
- Violation of these orders shall attract a fine of ₹2,000- in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 194 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
As part of the announcement, Transport Minister – Gopal Rai said that, DMRC will also increase Metro trains frequency, from 2,000 to 3,000 trips per day.
Also, as mentioned by Gopal Rai, that around 25,000 auto rickshaw drivers have registered themselves on the PoochhO app for commuters to hire auto-rickshaw and taxis with their mobile phones, making traveling much easier to commuters during the trial period.
He also added,
Around 2,700 private buses have registered for plying in Delhi during the odd-even scheme. We aim to register 3,000 private buses under DTC Paryavaran Bus Sewa.