No odd-even on Nov 11, 12 for hassle free commute on Guru Nanak's birth anniversary: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has announced that the odd-even policy on vehicular movement will not be applicable on November 11 and 12 for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Announcing the decision, Arvind Kejriwal said this is to ensure "hassle-free commute" in the city so that there is no disturbance in celebrations of birth anniversary of Guru Nank, the founder of Sikhism.

The odd-even scheme was introduced as a measure to check rising air pollution in Delhi. It came into effect on November 4 and was to continue till November 15. It is effective between 8 am to 8 pm.

Besides this, the Delhi government has also decided to include the pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib under the Mukhyamantri Tirtha Yatra Yojana for senior citizens. It said the Amritsar-Wagah route will be extended to Kartarpur Sahib under Mukhyamantri Tirtha Yatra Yojana and the government will bear any fee that needs to be paid to Indian or Pakistan government in foreign or Indian currency.

The Delhi Cabinet also took an in-principle decision to offer free pilgrimage to Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.

Under its fully-funded scheme launched in July, the AAP government is currently sending senior citizens on pilgrimage to 12 destinations.

 

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