New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Friday thanked Delhi Police and civil defence volunteers for doing a good job on the first day of the trial run of odd-even vehicular scheme which was well received by people.
Rai said though he was “unsuccessful” in spotting cars bearing even numbered registration plates, a handful of violators were fined in the capital.
The minister said that the number of violators was “negligible”.
“I would like to thank Delhi Traffic Police, civil defence volunteers and sub divisional magistrates for their cooperation,” Rai said.
Earleir, there were tensions between the Delhi government and Delhi Police after city police chief B.S. Bassi warned the volunteers against overzealousness and acting on their own.
“For clean air, we can leave our cars. It was my dream to change the mindset of people,” Rai said.
–Indo-Asian New Service