New Delhi: The second phase of Delhi Government’s odd-even scheme which began last week on Friday, April 15, is expected to undergo the litmus test when commuters resume work on Monday after a festive weekend.
The second phase was implemented on Friday that also happened to be the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami. The scheme did not face the real test as the weekend followed when most offices were shut.
The odd-even programme by the Delhi government, led by Aam Aadmi Party, was first launched in January (1st-15th, 2016) where it saw around 479 challans in the first two days. This figure, however, has risen to 2,300 challans this time.
The rules, violation of which attract a penalty of Rs 2,000 under provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, are applicable between 8 am and 8 pm. Sundays are exempt.
Criticising the scheme, former Delhi chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday accused her successor Arvind Kejriwal of heavily publicising the scheme in a blatant attempt to fool the public into believing that the formula was a raging success.