New Delhi, Jan. 4 (ANI): Patting its own back, the Delhi Government claimed to have passed the real test for odd-even scheme by tackling the rush of passengers on Monday which was the first working day, in the true sense, since the launch of the scheme from January1.
Interacting with mediapersons here, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said, “Overwhelming response was seen among the public, who adhered to the provisions of the scheme.”
Though over 7,000 buses plied on the city roads and Delhi Metro undertook extra trips, the minister said, the response of car-pooling was also encouraging.
Claiming that very few violations have been reported, and most of them were from outside, Rai said over 5,00 cars were challaned for violating the odd-even formula.
Rai also asked the management of 283 private schools to tell the reason behind not sending their buses required by the city government for the scheme after commitment.
On pollution level, the minister said, “The implementation of the scheme shows decreasing trend in pollution level within Delhi.”
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director said Metro is functioning smoothly like normal days, no panic was seen at any station. (ANI)