JORHAT, May 6 - The Jorhat district administration has imposed the odd-even formula for plying of vehicles in the district with immediate effect.
An order passed on Monday by the Jorhat District Magistrate, who is also the Chairman of Regional Transport Authority, stated that all type�of vehicles, both commercial and private, including two-wheelers, having registration numbers ending with odd digits (1,3,5,7,9) will be allowed to ply on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only.
The plying of vehicles with registration numbers ending with even digits ( 0,2,4,6,8) will be allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the order mentioned. The restrictions will not be applicable on Sunday, the order stated.
The order further said that the restrictions will not be applicable to medical services, police, Fire services, emergency response for restoring telecom and electricity and other law enforcing agencies and vehicles of print, electronic media personnel with proper identity.
The restrictions will also not be applicable on vehicles of Government offices, vehicles engaged Government scheme works which have been specifically permitted by the district administration, Jorhat, vehicles carrying essential goods including green tea leaves already permitted by the district administration, Jorhat, and cash carrying vehicles to ATMs and vehicles of other districts passing through Jorhat district, the order mentioned.
Vehicles of on-duty employees specifically engaged in emergency and essential services carried out during the lockdown period for COVID-19, vehicles of officers/employees of judiciary and advocates engaged for urgent court cases only too have exempted from the restrictions, the order stated.
The restrictions will remain in force until further direction in this regard, the order said. Any violation of the directions issued will attract penal action in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Act, the order said.