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Decision to lift Odd-Even rule on Nov 11-12 today

Decision to lift Odd-Even rule on Nov 11-12 today

New Delhi: Saying that his government respects the feelings of the Sikh community, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said a decision on lifting the Odd-Even rule on November 11-12 to ensure hassle-free commute on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev will be taken by Friday.

He said the proposal is under active consideration of the government.

Various Sikh organisations have sought exemptions from the Odd-Even scheme on November 11-12, citing celebrations and religious functions in the city to mark the birth anniversary of the Sikhism founder.

"We respect the feelings of the Sikh community. Many Sikh organisations have approached us. We are having discussion and a decision on it will be taken by tomorrow (Friday)," Kejriwal told reporters at the flagging off ceremony of 100 new buses under a cluster scheme.

The Odd-Even rule, which commenced in Delhi on November 4, will continue till November 15. The scheme is among many measures taken by the government to combat air pollution in the city.

Under the scheme, non-transport vehicles having odd or even digits of registration number are allowed to ply on odd and even dates respectively, from 8 am to 8 pm.

Transport minister Kailash Gahlot had on Wednesday

told reporters that the proposal for overall exemption from the Odd-Even rule was under active consideration of the government.

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