As if the situation wasn’t chaotic enough already with Delhi’s odd-even formula, a recent report has added to commuters’ woes. The report has raised doubts on whether those commuters seeking motor insurance but violating the rule will be entertained by their insurers.
For example, if someone driving an odd-number car on an even day meets with an accident and files an insurance claim then such a claim might be dishonored since the driver is violating the law.
The report says that the insurance companies are deliberating internally on whether such claims should be honored or not but they remain unsure of the legal status on same, said the report.
To curb dangerously high levels of pollution in the Delhi air, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government formulated the rule. The government decided that vehicles with odd and even number plates would be allowed to ply the roads on alternate days. The scheme which started as a pilot plan on January 1 will continue till January 15, post the impact of it on the quality of air would be re-assessed and a decision taken on whether the policy will be continued.
The National Capital Territory of Delhi has more than nine million registered vehicles and vehicular pollution has become a major source of air pollution in Delhi.