New Delhi, Jan.1 (ANI): Despite differences between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the roll out of ‘Odd-Even’ scheme on Friday witnessed former BJP president MP Vijay Goel using a bicycle to reach Hanuman Mandir in the national capital.
Goel after his prayers at the temple lauded this initiative.
“It is a good start for the ‘Odd-Even’ scheme,” he told ANI.
Earlier, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also joined cabinet ministers Gopal Rai and Satyendra Jain in a car pool to reach the Delhi Secretariat.
Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra was also seen using a bike to reach his office.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who has an odd-numbered car, has said that he would strictly abide by the ‘Odd-Even’ formula and would be using his bicycle to go to office on even dates.
For 15 days from today, private vehicles will be allowed only on alternate days in a big step to clean up one of the world’s most polluted capitals. Only odd-numbered cars are allowed on the roads today.
Those found violating the rule will be fined Rs. 2,000. Initially, the scheme will be on trial basis for 15 days.
VIPs, women, CNG-certified vehicles, two-wheelers and those carrying the differently-abled are among the 25 categories that have been exempted from the scheme. However, the exemption will not apply to Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues as they have decided to abide by the rule. (ANI)