Odd-even: Delhi complains, adjusts and survives as Day 1 of phase II rolls into action

Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

The second phase of the odd-even formula, a car rationing scheme aimed at checking pollution levels in Delhi, rolled into force on Friday. The scheme will be applicable from 15 to 30 April. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

The roads were less congested on Friday, the first day of the second phase of the car-rationing scheme, as it was a public holiday on due to the festival of Ram Navami. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

Fewer private cars were seen on Delhi roads on Friday. Under the scheme, four-wheelers with odd registration numbers will have to ply on odd dates and those with even numbers on even dates between 8 A.M to 8 P.M, keeping Sunday as an exception. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

With the odd-even considerably easing out traffic congestion in the first phase, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had said on 9 April that his government is seriously considering to enforce the measure for 15 days every month. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

2,000 traffic personnel, 580 enforcement officials and over 5,000 civil defence volunteers were deployed for smooth implementation of the scheme. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

Motorists of Rapido pose for a picture on Day 1. Rapido, a bike taxi operator, will be offering free rides to people travelling to and from metro stations starting from 15th April to 30 April. These rides will be available at selected metro junctions such as HauzKhaz, Malviya Nagar and five Kms in and around these areas in the capital. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

The second phase of odd-even car rationing on the first day saw many violators. Police personnel were seen checking the violators and fining them for breaking the rules. The government has also decided to shift its focus from awareness to strict enforcement. Nearly 2,000 traffic police personnel are on duty, regulating traffic as well enforcing the scheme. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

As the day progressed, traffic police, civil defence volunteers started pulling up violators of the odd-even rule and imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 as per the relevant section of the Motor Vehicles Act. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma


Updated Date: Apr 15, 2016 19:48 PM

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