Dimapur, May 08 (NE): As a measure to combat COVID-19 pandemic and contain the outbreak of the deadly virus, Dimapur Police to introduce odd-even traffic rationing measure with effect from May 11, 2020 for seven days.
A order issued by Dimapur Police said that the odd-even traffic rationing measure is to be introduced in the interest of the safety and security of the public and in order to minimise non-essential movement of the vehicles. The order will come into effect from May 11, 2020 till May 17, 2020.
This will apply in areas covering NH-29 and within the whole town area in Dimapur.
Odd-even traffic rationing order only allows odd-numbered and even-numbered vehicles to ply on the roads on alternate days. Vehicles with registration numbers ending in odd numbers will be allowed on the roads on odd days and even-numbered vehicles will be allowed on the roads on even days.
Odd number Day:
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, only vehicles with registration number ending in odd numbers (e.g 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9) will be allowed to ply.
Even number Day:
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, only vehicles with registration number ending in even numbers (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8 & 0) will be allowed to ply.
This prohibition and restriction on movement of vehicles will however, not apply to those vehicles exempted through various government notifications that are currently in force in the state and Dimapur district.
Violation of this prohibition / restriction order will be liable to be penalized under section 177 and 179 of the MV Act 1988.
All citizens are therefore requested to abide by the prohibition/restriction order which is issued in the convenience for the public, it added.
Further, it said that the order is under section 115 of the motor vehicle Act 1988 (as Amended by Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2019).