Dimapur, September 1: In the interest of public safety during the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, Commissioner of Police, Rothihu Tetso, has issued the following traffic regulations for non-essential vehicular movement within Dimapur Town and NH-29 till Chumukedima with effect from September 2.
Odd number day: On every Monday Wednesday and Friday only vehicle with registration number ending with odd numbers (e.g., 1,3,5,7 & 9) will be allowed to ply.
Even number day: On every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday only vehicles with registration number ending with even numbers (e.g., 2, 4, 6, 8 & 0) will be allowed to ply.
The category under essential services as notified earlier would be exempted. Further Government servants on bonafide Government duties and vehicles involved in providing essential services involved in COVID-19 related duties would also be exempted from the purview of this restriction on production of relevant documents and valid ID proof. Two wheelers shall also be exempted from this traffic restriction.
All heavy vehicles except those engaged in four lane construction work with valid permit would be restricted from plying within the town area and highway area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The CP also cautioned that violation of aforementioned order will be penalized U/S 177 and 179 of the MV Act 1988. He, therefore, appealed all citizens for cooperation in the interest of public safety.
Meanwhile, in Kohima, “Odd-Even” system for movement of private vehicles, including Public Transport (Taxis and City Buses) has been implemented under the jurisdiction of Kohima Municipal council areas, except on Sundays.
Odd Numbered vehicles: On Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, only vehicles with registration number ending with odd number (Eg. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) would be allowed to ply.
Even Numbered vehicles: On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, only vehicles with registration numbers ending with even numbers (Eg. 2, 4, 6, 8, 0) would be allowed to ply.
However, the prohibition and restriction of movement of vehicles does not apply to Press and two-wheelers (without pillion rider); vehicles carrying emergency medical equipments, essential commodities, LPG cylinders and oil tankers; and inter-state trucks carrying essential commodities bound for the state of Manipur.
The order would be implemented with immediate effect and remain in force till September 30 for the strict compliance of all concerned. (Page News Service)