Delhiites beat “Even” Monday blues, nearly 600 violators fined

New Delhi :A day after AAP government decided to go for a stricter approach in implementing its ambitious odd-even scheme aimed at curbing air pollution in the city, Delhi traffic police today booked as many as 600 violators till afternoon.

The figure is more than the cumulative total of January 1 and 2, the first two days of the enforcement of the car rationing measure.

“So far 600 motorists were caught for violating Odd-Even policy. Figure is more than the cumulative total of 455 of two days,” Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander said.

A “self-declared VIP” was among those challaned for violating the policy who was caught on National Highway 8.
“He had a very funny number plate of MH series,” Chander tweeted.

Crowded buses and metros marked the first few hours of the implementation of the ‘odd-even’ scheme today, while roads had cars with largely even-number registration plates and an augmented number of traffic policemen and volunteers.

The Delhi government, in its willingness to clamp down on violators, had yesterday asked the volunteers, comprising Civil Defence, NCC and NSS cadets, to take snaps of errant motorists and installed hidden cameras at various locations.

An additional 100 teams of traffic police have been deployed to ensure the enforcement of the scheme that will stay in force till January 15. The scheme is applicable from 8 AM to 8 PM on all days, except Sunday.