New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he was “overwhelmed” by the response of people towards the odd-even scheme here.
The scheme has been successful so far, the Aam Aadmi Party convener said.
“I am truly overwhelmed by the response we have received so far. There are very less even-numbered cars on the roads. The plan seems to have been successful,” Kejriwal told the media here.
He said the people of Delhi have accepted the scheme “whole-heartedly”, adding “I am confident that in next five years people will show the way to rest of the country”.
“Delhi has done it! Reports so far very encouraging. Delhiites! You give me hope that you are capable of achieving big challenges,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.
“I am pooling my car and going to office with two ministers, my personal secretary and my joint secretary,” he said.
The odd-even scheme for private vehicles started here at 8 a.m. on Friday. As per the rule, odd numbered cars will be allowed to run on odd dates while even numbered cars can only ply on even dates.
Mooted by the Delhi government, the odd-even scheme aims at reducing air pollution levels in the national capital.