BJP MP Vijay Goel fined for violating odd-even traffic rule

New Delhi: Former Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel was fined by Delhi Traffic Police on Monday for violating odd-even traffic rules, government official said.

Representational image. ANI

Representational image. ANI

Goel was fined soon after he left his residence on Ashoka Road, said the official.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai met the Rajya Sabha member and requested him not to oppose the odd-even scheme.

Goel earlier threatened to oppose the scheme as a mark of protest over what he called "ill expenditure" on the advertisements by the Delhi government.

The 15-day odd-even traffic restrictions began on 15 April and aim to put odd- and even-numbered vehicles on the roads on alternate dates in a bid to reduce air pollution in the city.

This is the second time Delhi is experimenting with the scheme in an effort to combat air pollution.

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Updated Date: Apr 18, 2016 14:41:58 IST

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