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Second phase of odd-even rule in Delhi: Even CNG cars shouldn't be exempted this time
It refers to implementation of second phase of odd-even rule in Delhi from second fortnight of April 2016. Since experiment in first phase proved more successful in decongesting roads rather than pollution for which it was mainly aimed, experiment in second phase should be made by not exempting even CNG-run cars.

However exemption is a must to senior citizens either in driver-driven or self-driven cars to prevent them being under a sort of 'house-arrest' because of their practical difficulties in using public transport. Idea to provide exemption to cars with at least four passengers is also practical. Lady-driven cars can also be exempted.

Restriction should be between 10 am to 10 pm so that people may learn car-pooling for going to marriages that causes massive hours-long traffic-jams on roads leading to popular marriage venues like at Chhatarpur and GT Karnal Road.

Long-term measures should include sale and registration of only CNG cars in Delhi. Car loans may only be permitted for small and cheaper cars. Manufacturing of auto-rickshaws with increased comfort should be encouraged to be used as substitute for cars. All auto-rickshaws may be allowed to go anywhere inside National Capital Region without requiring any special permit for the purpose.

Delhi government should approach Supreme Court for removing capping on issue of licenses for new auto-rickshaws in Delhi, which should rather be given on demand without requiring any license, a step which will ensure plenty of auto-rickshaws on roads under a competition to travel to desired destination that too according to fare-meters. Auto fares then can be revised at rupees ten per kilometer with minimum fare of rupees thirty.

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