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Delhi’s Odd-even Driving Scheme :- 

The scheme, set to roll out from January 1 for 15 days, has been proposed to curb pollution in the national capital by restricting movement of private vehicles based on their registration numbers.

You  can drive odd numbers cars on odd number Date and the even numbers cars on even Number Date.

Apart from this, the e-challan system has to be modified in order to accommodate the scheme, for which the matter needs to be discussed with a technical team.
VIPs, women drivers, CNG-certified vehicles, two-wheelers and those carrying the differently-abled are among the 25 categories which will be exempted from the scheme.
SPG protectees, vehicles of Leaders of Opposition in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, judges of Supreme Court and Delhi High Court will not be covered under the scheme.

Though a fine of Rs 2,000 has been announced to deter violations. But  the  Rich neighbours find way out, will exchange cars on odd-even days.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 file photo, traffic moves at dusk in New Delhi, India. The city is imposing new rules to reduce its notoriously snarled traffic and fight extreme air pollution that has earned India’s capital the title of world's most polluted city. From Jan. 1, for several weeks, private cars will only be allowed on roads on alternate days, depending on whether their license plates end in even or odd numbers. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

No LPG subsidy for taxpayers who earn over Rs 10 lakh annually.

IN ITS first decisive move towards curbing the supply of subsidised cooking gas, the NDA government today announced that taxpayers with an annual income of more than Rs 10 lakh will not get subsidised LPG cylinders from the new year.

At present, all households are entitled to 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidised rate of Rs 419.26, while the market price of each cylinder is Rs 608. In the assessment year 2014-15, a total of 20.26 lakh assesses were reported as having a taxable income above Rs 10 lakh, according to the Central Board of Direct Taxes data.

The government has decided that the benefit of the LPG subsidy will not be available for LPG consumers if the consumer or his/her spouse had taxable income of more than Rs 10 lakh during the previous financial year computed as per the Income Tax Act, 1961.”

This would, however, be done initially on “self-declaration basis while booking cylinders from January 2016 onwards.


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