New Delhi, Jan.4 (ANI): As the Delhi’s Government’s ‘Odd-Even’ scheme to curb pollution in the national capital faced its real test on a full-fledged working day on Monday, videos and pictures showing a crowded Rajiv Chowk Metro Station went viral on the social media.
However, it was later found out that the photos and videos were actually old.
Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said it was sad that old and false pictures of Rajiv Chowk Metro Station were being circulated just to demean the ambitious scheme of the Delhi Government.
“Sad that old and false pictures of Rajiv Chowk Metro Station are being circulated,” Rai told a press conference.
“The trend that was there on the first and second day of the Odd-Even scheme was also visible today. The Traffic Police have till now challaned 400 people and the Enforcement Wing has challaned 120 people. As many as 68 auto-rickshaws have also been challaned,” he said.
“It was speculated that there would be a chaos as huge traffic would be there on the roads of Delhi. Bus network functioned smoothly today. In fact, most of the buses were even not running full,” he added.
Delhi Metro Managing Director (MD) Mangu Singh said the Delhi Metro was functioning smoothly and no panic was seen at any of the metro stations.
“The Metro is functioning smoothly like normal days and no panic was seen at any station,” Singh said.
The odd-even scheme was launched January 1 to curb rising vehicular pollution and will continue till 15th of this month on trial basis. (ANI)