‘Single woman driving car to be exempted from new traffic rule’

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that in the proposed scheme of things to limit cars with odd and even numbers on alternate days, any car carrying a patient or being driven by single women would be exempted.

Speaking after meeting union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Kejriwal said he received a positive response from the central government over the Delhi government’s traffic controlling scheme.

“He (Rajnath Singh) said the central government and Delhi Police will cooperate,” Kejriwal told reporters after the meeting.

Stating that the discussions included the point that certain exemptions would be required, he said: “If there is a patient in a car, it will be exempted, if a single woman is driving, it will also be exempted. If there is an emergency… he (Rajnath Singh) flagged out some issues and we said we will sort it. The response was positive.”

Kejriwal said he also discussed about the Delhi government’s plan to put CCTV cameras across the city.

“We said we want CCTVs in whole of Delhi, but for that we need help of Delhi Police because the feed will go to Delhi Police… we need police cooperation.”

“We said there is nothing in the tussle (between Delhi Police and government), we must sit together and chart a course,” he said.

On Tuesday, Delhi PWD Minister met union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who assured him support.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Dialogue Commission held a day-long consultation with over a dozen providers to enable and expand ride-sharing, carpooling, and shuttle services for the citizens of Delhi.

A review meeting on the road rationing is slated on Thursday which will be chaired by Kejriwal.

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