The odd-even restrictions will not be applicable on November 11 and 12, to facilitate celebrations on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary Guru Nanak, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Friday.
The government had earlier indicated that the restrictions would be lifted citing representations from the Sikh community to both Kejriwal and Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.
On Friday, Kejriwal referred to the delegations that approached him, requesting that the restrictions be temporarily lifted.
“The 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev is being celebrated through a grand Nagar Kirtan on November 11 and the Guru Parv on November 12. Lakhs of people from the Sikh community are expected to join the celebrations. We have decided to suspend the rules for a two-day period in view of the festivities,” the CM said.
Under odd-even, cars with registration numbers ending with odd numbers are allowed to ply on odd number dates and vice-versa.
The scheme came into force on November 4 and is scheduled to stay in place till November 15.