Dimapur, June 19: After Dimapur, State capital Kohima will implement ‘odd-even’ system for movement of vehicles on trial basis within Kohima municipality under section 115 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 from June 22 to June 30 next.
In an order, Sr. Superintendent of Police, Kohima, Kevithutho Sophie, NPS said the odd-even system is being implemented in the interest of public safety and to minimize non-essential movement of vehicles.
As per the order, vehicles ending with odd numbers (that is 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9) will be allowed to ply on odd dated days, while on even dated days, only vehicle with registration number ending with even number (0,2,4,6,8) will be allowed to ply.
However, on Sunday (June 28) there will be no restriction.
Kohima police said the prohibition and restriction of movement of vehicles will, however, not apply to following categories: emergency service vehicles belonging to police, prison, administration, para military, medical, NST buses, Government staff buses, fire services, NSDMA & SDRF.
Press and two-wheelers are also exempted from the odd-even system of vehicle movement.
Police also said trucks carrying emergency medical equipments/commodities and LPG cylinders, inter-State trucks carrying essential commodities bound for the state of Manipur are also exempted.
All vehicles restricted to ply by virtue of Government notifications shall also remain enforced (eg. Inter-district zonal taxis, city bus etc)
Kohima police warned that any violating the restriction order will be penalized under section 177 & 179 of the MV Act 1988.
Employees of Government Department have been requested to take the staff bus instead of private vehicle during this period to help minimize traffic congestion.
Police requested citizens to abide by the restriction order and cooperate with the police on duty. (Page News Service)