In a press release issued by the Assam Police, it has been informed that odd-even order for private vehicles plying in Guwahati will be followed from 10th April to 12th April.
The statement created confusion among the citizens of Guwahati.
However, clearing the air, ADGP Law and Order, GP Singh told Media, “In spite of a lockdown is in place, vehicles in huge numbers are plying in the city. Due to the people of Guwahati playing spoilsport during these tough times, we have decided to enforce odd-even policy, even for those vehicles that have valid passes.”
He added that people roaming around the city with 5 year old prescriptions and fake emergencies has led to the police taking this step.
“The decision on extending the odd-even policy will be taken on the 12th of April after taking stock of the situation,” Singh added.
As such all private vehicles, with or without a permit, will have to follow the odd-even policy.
Starting tomorrow, all vehicles whose numbers end with an even digit are allowed to ply. Similarly, numbers ending with an odd digit will be allowed the next day. This policy will apply till the 12th of April.
However, all vehicles of health department and officials, media houses, government employees on duty, vehicles supplying water and full body trucks are exempted from the policy.