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Odd-even: No manic Monday, Delhiites tweet about jam-free roads

Residents of Delhi were on Monday pleasantly surprised to see the usual choke-points in the city mostly free of heavy traffic on the third day of the odd-even scheme.

Breathe delhi Updated: Jan 04, 2016 22:54 IST
HT Correspondent
Residents of Delhi were on Monday pleasantly surprised to see the usual choke-points in the city mostly free of heavy traffic on the third day of the odd-even scheme.
Residents of Delhi were on Monday pleasantly surprised to see the usual choke-points in the city mostly free of heavy traffic on the third day of the odd-even scheme.(HT File Photo)

Residents of Delhi were on Monday pleasantly surprised to see the usual choke-points in the city mostly free of heavy traffic on thethird dayof the odd-even scheme implemented to check the record-high air pollution in the world’s most polluted capital.

While chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and home minister Satyendra Jain car-pooled with transport minister Gopal Rai in his Tata Nano to the Delhi Secretariat, tourism minister Kapil Mishra took a bus to office.

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With restrictions on the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks, 5,500 buses have been pressed into service to tackle the rush, while Metro is expected to carry 32 lakh commuters, against the previous data of 26 lakh daily.

Several commuters took to Twitter to share their experience of finding less traffic on roads and being able to reach their destinations in almost half the time it usually takes.