In the run-up to the odd-even scheme that will come into effect from January 1, Delhi Transport minister Gopal Rai on Monday announced that the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles will get the stickers from Tuesday. These stickers will ensure that the CNG vehicles will stay out of the purview of the odd-even scheme that will run on a trial basis till January 15.

“The Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) will distribute a special logo for the CNG-run vehicles with special features and detectable by an instrument from Tuesday,” Rai said at a press conference. 

“In accordance with the directions of the Delhi government exempting the CNG vehicles carrying special stickers issued by IGL from odd-even rule, we will provide the stickers at all CNG filling stations in Delhi and NCR, including 95 stations in Delhi, seven stations in Noida and Ghaziabad, and five stations in Greater Noida,” IGL vice-president (marketing) Ashim Batra said.

“These stickers will be pasted on the windscreens of a car after checking a vehicle&’s registration copy (RC), CNG gas cylinders kit, etc. We will paste these stickers and won’t hand them over to anyone so as to avoid any misuse,” Batra said, adding: “If anyone tries to tear off a sticker then it will get destroyed.”  

Refuting the claim that these stickers can be copied, the transport minister said: “One can’t copy the sticker. It has a special hologram which can only be read by an instrument. The hologram can’t be seen with eyes. Only the machines available with our enforcement team will be able to scan the hologram”.

“If anyone is found using a fake or a copy of these stickers then that person will be prosecuted under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code,” Rai added.