Nepal enforces Vehicle Norms fearing fuel shortage
Q. Nepal has taken what recent action on 27th September 2015 as a result of fuel shortage?- Published on 29 Sep 15
a. Odd even license plate system for vehicles on alternative days
b. Changing to CNG driven cars
c. Disallowing vehicles to ply on roads during weekends
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Odd even license plate system for vehicles on alternative days
Nepal has enforced the odd even license plate system whereby drivers can only ply on alternate days based on whether license plates are ending in odd or even numbers. This move is on account of feared fuel shortage. As Madhesi protestors have blocked the Indo Nepal border trade route since 24th September 2015, the government took this action. The protestors want amendments to the new Nepalese constitution adopted on 20th September 2015. The bridge at Birgunj, which serves as a key centre of oil and food imports, has been blocked by the protestors.