NEW DELHI: Violation of the odd-even road rationing rule, scheduled to kick in from November 4 in the city, will invite a fine of Rs 20,000 as per the amended Motor Vehicles Act, officials said on Thursday.The odd-even scheme involves plying of vehicles on alternate days as per the last odd or even digit of their registration numbers. Earlier, when the odd-even scheme was imposed by the Delhi government in January and April 2016, the violation was punishable with a fine of Rs 2,000. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesHowever, a final decision on the size of penalty has not been made since the notification of compoundable offences under the amended MV Act is yet to be notified by the Delhi government, an official said. “The government is authorised to reduce the amount of fine which it may or may not do, ” said the official. Under Section 115 of the MV Act, violation of the odd-even rule is a traffic offence for which the fine amount has been raised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 20,000 after amendment which came into effect from September 1 this year. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSection 115 of the MV Act gives the state government the power to restrict the use of vehicles and that is how the Delhi government rolls out the odd-even scheme. Now, the revised penalty for violation under this section is mentioned in Clause 194 of the Act. Earlier, the Act stated that the penalty was a minimum of Rs 2,000, which has now been increased to Rs 20,000. Recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced implementation of the odd-even scheme in Delhi as part of the seven point action plan from November 4-15, to combat high levels of air pollution in winters. He had also acknowledged that the high penalty amount has improved indisciplined road traffic in the city.
New Delhi: A 33-year-old man stabbed his wife to death and chopped her body after he suspected her of having an affair.Police said that after murdering his wife, the accused came to the police station and claimed to have killed his wife. Investigators revealed that he dumped pieces of her body in a septic tank. Police identified the accused as Aashu. The man later surrendered at the Prem Nagar police station and said he killed his wife as he suspected she was having an affair, the police said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”He came in the morning around 11-12 pm and claimed that he had killed his wife on Saturday night. Without wasting any time the staff started questioning the accused,” police said. Meanwhile, the police team also started searching the septic tank in which the accused claimed to have thrown her body pieces. After the continuous search of more than five to six hours, all the body pieces were recovered. Investigators said that the accused was suspecting illicit affair of his wife. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarReports were coming out that after killing his wife he also informed his relatives about the murder. The Delhi Police senior officer said that they are investigating the following fact. Investigators are probing the fact whether before the incident the accused had any fight with his wife and in a fit of rage, he killed her. “Different angles being probed in the case. There will be more clarity after the investigation is completed,” an officer said. Further police said that accused worked at a computer repair shop in Mayapuri and lived with his wife and children at Prem Nagar. “A case has been registered and we are further investigating the matter,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) S D Mishra said adding that search is going on to recover the weapon of offence which was knife.