Odd-Even 2 put under litmus test, heavy traffic on roads despite road rationing

In its first real test following a long weekend, Delhi faced the heat, lack of adequate public transport, and peak hour traffic snarls.

FP Staff April 18, 2016 19:31:05 IST
Odd-Even 2 put under litmus test, heavy traffic on roads despite road rationing
OddEven 2 put under litmus test heavy traffic on roads despite road rationing

Traffic cops and Delhi Civil Defence personnel have a relaxed time in the morning near ITO -- one of the busiest locations in Delhi on the fourth day of the Odd-Even scheme on Monday. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

OddEven 2 put under litmus test heavy traffic on roads despite road rationing

More bikers on road than cars: People prefer to use motorcycles over cars in order to avoid the odd-even scheme as seen here on the fourth day of the scheme at Chattarpur in Delhi on Monday. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

OddEven 2 put under litmus test heavy traffic on roads despite road rationing

An unusual view around India Gate: Smooth, congestion-free traffic was seen around the busy area on Monday. Today only even-numbered cars were allowed on the roads. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

OddEven 2 put under litmus test heavy traffic on roads despite road rationing

Free-ride offer: Several companies launched motorcycle services in Delhi in a bid to push their products. These operators will offer free rides for the citizens during the Odd-Even fortnight. The autowallahs in Delhi have registered their protests against such cab and motorcycle operators fearing loss of business. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

OddEven 2 put under litmus test heavy traffic on roads despite road rationing

"Dilli Bole Dil Se, Loot Maar Kyun Phir Se": A board with this slogan can be seen at the house of BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Vijay Goel, who has questioned the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the Odd-Even scheme. Goel had asked the Delhi government to explain why and how much money has been spent on the publicity of Odd-Even scheme. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

OddEven 2 put under litmus test heavy traffic on roads despite road rationing

A bird's eye view of one of the busiest roads in West Delhi. Despite the Odd-Even scheme, traffic snarls slowed movement as compared to the previous days of the second phase of the road rationing scheme. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

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