Odd even 2.0 Report Card: Total of 9576 people issued challan for violating rule

New Delhi: The second phase of odd-even scheme saw slight drop in number of challans issued for violating the rule with government agencies penalising a total of 9576 people this time, 482 less than that reported during the first leg.

The Transport department of Delhi Government and traffic police recovered a penalty of Rs 1.91 crore from violators during the 15-day period of implementation of the scheme which ended today.

In the first phase, implemented from January 1 to January 15, the Government, sub-divisional magistrates and traffic wing had collected Rs 2.01 crore in the form of penalty.

According to Delhi Government, a total of 5514 motorists were penalised by its transport department during the second phase, while the traffic police acted against 4062 violators.

The figures include 402 and 186 motorists against whom the state transport department and traffic police acted for violating the rule today.

Meanwhile, the transport department received 13476 calls on its helpline number 42400400. Out of these, 12250 pertained to enquiry, while 978 were made for making complaints. The department received 248 suggestion calls.

Out of the total complaints, 593 were related to auto rickshaws, while 240 were about buses, the government said.

On the DTC helpline number 41400400, a total of 2217 calls including 327 complaints were received.

The odd-even rule, violation of which attracted a penalty of Rs 2,000 under provisions of Motor Vehicles Act, was applicable between 8 AM and 8 PM except on Sundays during the period.