Odd-Even scheme: 229 people challaned on Day 2

New Delhi, Jan.2 (ANI): As many as 229 people were challaned on Saturday for the violation of norms in the odd-even scheme for rationing of vehicles on the second day of its implementation in the national capital.

Yesterday, 203 people were challaned for the violation of norms in the odd-even scheme.

The odd-even vehicular restriction policy of the Delhi government came into effect yesterday with thousands of volunteers taking to the streets to assist traffic police in enforcing the pilot plan that will stay in force in the national capital till January 15.

Meanwhile, first air quality data from 24 locations show encouraging results of reduction in air pollution in Delhi on the New Year Day.

The first results of ambient air data collected by mobile units of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee on 24 locations across Delhi on the New Year Day show an encouraging trend of reduction in air pollution in both PM 2.5 and PM10 categories.

The ambient air data was collected by mobile dust samplers using the Light Scattering Technique from each of the 24 locations on 1st January, at different times of the day.

The implementation of the plying of four wheeled vehicles on an odd-even basis was received with warmth by the residents of the national capital on the first day, and results of the ambient air quality measurement prove their efforts will yield positive results.

The mobile units of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee collected ambient air data from 24 locations of eight assembly constituencies – Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, Kasturba Nagar, Seemapuri, Rohtas Nagar, Patparganj, Kondli and Greater kailash.(ANI)

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