Delhi government’s odd-even scheme on car movement to curb pollution in the capital started on Friday, with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet ministers carpooling and using public transport to show the way.
While Kejriwal carpooled with transport minister Gopal Rai and health minister Satyendra Jain to reach the Delhi Secratariat, tourism minister Kapil Mishra rode a motorcycle to work from his Yamuna Vihar residence.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal carpools with Cabinet Ministers Gopal Rai & Satyendra Jain to Delhi Secretariat. pic.twitter.com/gVcc3Tnha7— ANI (@ANI_news) January 1, 2016
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was travelling by his odd-numbered car on the first day of the drive. However, he will ride a bicycle to office on January 2.
Environment minister Imran Hussain travelled in an auto-rickshaw as he has an even-numbered car.
Social welfare minister Sandeep Kumar decided to commute by a city bus from the Kashmiri Gate bus terminus to the ITO in central Delhi.
As many as 200 teams of civil defence volunteers were being deployed at various traffic intersections in the city. They were giving roses to those violating the odd-even rule to make them aware about the restriction.
As many as 200 teams of Delhi traffic police will fine violators across the city.
“The violators can be asked to pay Rs 2,000 as fine only once in a day. However, they may be stopped several times for checking and asked to go home,” Rai said.
“As many as 66 enforcement teams of the transport department and 40 teams led by sub-divisional magistrates will be monitoring the entire drive,” the minister added.