Odd-even scheme takes off in Delhi
By NewsX Bureau
| Friday, January 1, 2016 - 15:46
New Delhi: Delhi government's odd-even scheme on car movement to curb pollution in the national capital started at 8 am on New Year’s Day.
As there was less traffic, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hoped that the plan would be successful.
"Hello Delhi! Ready for odd-even? We shall overcome", Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted this morning.
As per the rule, cars with odd-number registration would be allowed to ply on Friday.
Those not abiding the odd-even rule would be fined Rs.2, 000 by traffic police and officials. Exceptions have been made for medical emergencies, women, VIPs, CNG cars and two-wheelers.
To deal with the extra pressure on the public transport network, the government has arranged around 3,000 private buses. Schools will remain closed till January 15 so that their buses can also be used to ferry people.
The Delhi government has also started two helpline numbers – 011-4244400 and 011-41400400 where people can register their complaints and offer suggestions in connection with the odd even scheme.
( With inputs from IANS)