People are voluntarily following odd-even rules: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed that people are voluntarily following the second phase of odd-even scheme and there was no congestion on the roads in the national capital due to the road rationing rule.

The Delhi CM also said that people have come up with their own solution due to which the second phase of odd-even scheme has been successful as per reports.

A file photo of Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

A file photo of Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

"People are voluntarily following odd-even scheme. I want to thank people for following it. Due to this scheme, here are reports that there is no congestion on roads...

"If people would not follow the odd-even scheme, there would then have been more violations of the scheme," Kejriwal said in New Delhi.

On the first day of the second phase of odd-even scheme, 1300 people were penalised while the second day 1,000 motorists were prosecuted for violating the same.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal and PWD Minister Satyendar Jain carpooled with Transport Minister Gopal Rai in his car to reach Delhi Secretariat which houses offices of all cabinet ministers.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today reached his office in an even numbered car with a UP registration number, which was provided by the organisers of an event that Sisodia had attended in Noida earlier in the day.

Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar travelled in bus to reach his office while Water minister Kapil Mishra boarded metro in the morning.

Delhi Food & Supplies and Environment Minister Imran Hussain used his car to reach his office as his vehicle was even-numbered.

Updated Date: Apr 18, 2016 21:31 PM

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