The Delhi government on Monday announced it would run 3,000 additional buses on the capital’s roads starting January 1 in a bid to help commuters, considering the implementation of the odd-even-numbered vehicle restriction formula.

"A total of 3,000 buses will be added on Delhi roads from January 1," Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai told media persons. The odd-even scheme, mooted by the city government, will be implemented on a trial basis between January 1 and 15.

Rai said the registration of 2,700 buses has been completed and the remaining 300 buses would be registered by Monday or Tuesday. "It will benefit 15-16 lakh people." 

The Delhi government earlier vowed to add 6,000 buses on Delhi roads but it was changed after two-wheelers were exempted from the odd-even scheme.

Private vehicles with odd and even registration numbers will ply on odd and even dates, respectively, from January 1 here. According to the city government, the restrictions will apply between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. There would be no restrictions on Sunday. 

The odd-even plan for four-wheeled vehicles, unveiled by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, is aimed at reducing pollution in Delhi.New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday announced it would run 3,000 additional buses on the capital’s roads starting January 1 in a bid to help commuters, considering the implementation of the odd-even-numbered vehicle restriction formula.

"A total of 3,000 buses will be added on Delhi roads from January 1," Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai told media persons. The odd-even scheme, mooted by the city government, will be implemented on a trial basis between January 1 and 15.

Rai said the registration of 2,700 buses has been completed and the remaining 300 buses would be registered by Monday or Tuesday. "It will benefit 15-16 lakh people." 

The Delhi government earlier vowed to add 6,000 buses on Delhi roads but it was changed after two-wheelers were exempted from the odd-even scheme.

Private vehicles with odd and even registration numbers will ply on odd and even dates, respectively, from January 1 here. According to the city government, the restrictions will apply between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. There would be no restrictions on Sunday. 

The odd-even plan for four-wheeled vehicles, unveiled by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, is aimed at reducing pollution in Delhi.