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Odd-even day 2: Delhi Transport minister monitors implementation of scheme

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The odd-even scheme entered its second day on Tuesday as Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot monitored its implementation and said he is happy to see odd-numbered vehicles on the city roads.

The transport minister visited several places to monitor the enforcement of the road rationing scheme that allows vehicles with odd and even number plates to ply on alternate days.

"#OddEven 2nd Day: Happy to see Odd Number vehicles on Delhi Roads," Gahlot said in a tweet. In another tweet, the transport minister said, "We all should encourage car pooling/sharing."

On Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that the exercise on the first day was "successful" as 15 lakh cars were off the roads.

As many as 259 violaters were on Monday fined Rs 4,000 including BJP leader Vijay Goel who, in a "symbolic protest", drove his odd number SUV from his residence at Ashoka Road to Janpath.

His party has termed the scheme as an "election stunt" by the AAP government which was causing harassment to the people.

Two thousand civil defence volunteers, 465 teams of the Delhi traffic police, revenue and transport departments were deployed yesterday.

The scheme will end of November 15.

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First Published: Tue, November 05 2019. 13:55 IST