From first January, 2016 Delhi Government will allow private vehicles to run on the streets on alternate days depending on whether their licence plates end in even or odd numbers. Although some vehicles have been exempted and this exercise will last for 15 days yet there is lot of confusion among the citizens and even the local government and implementation authorities are not sure how this initiative will work out.
The method, more commonly known as road space rationing, is followed in various forms across the world, though experts said implementation could prove to be a major challenge as well over two million vehicles would have to be kept off the roads every day.
To make your life easy, you can take advantage of following useful apps during odd/even rule :
Voodoo: Voodoo app will help Delhi in odd/ even formula where Voodoo helps you in tracking surge on different cab applications. Know the availability of the cheapest and the nearest cabs available to you, across all apps & book with one click. Why waste time opening all the cab service apps to check the availability?
Helpchat: Helpchat is your very own personal assistance messaging platform that you can use to ask any queries related to odd/even rules. You can also utilise the app to book cab from any of the taxi aggregators.
Uberpool: Uberpool could be useful for carpooling service while travelling in the city. It helps commuters to share a ride and split the cost with another person who happens to be requesting a ride along a similar route. Riders can save up to 50 per cent, while adding only a few minutes of time per trip. With the lower prices, people can move past car ownership, as taking Uber becomes less expensive than using and maintaining a personal vehicle.
FrndiNeed: A socially enabled app that helps in utilising your geo-location to make every day travel smoother, safer and economically viable. Pronounced as “Friend-in-Need”, this app lets you find your nearby friend and ask them for Lift, Poke them for instant plans or even Plan a Meet Up. Users can also use other features including Packing Planner and press the SOS tab for help in urgent situations. You just need is a request a lift from within the network of FrndiNeed. All you need is to locate your friend and call or text asking for lift. After your friend accepts your request, the app would help you with route to reach your friend.