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In pics: Fewer cars and more cops, Delhi roads see odd-even effects

Breathe delhi Updated: Apr 18, 2016 13:37 IST
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Hindustan Times
Odd-even scheme

Motorists are seen driving past the Dhaula Kuan crossing on the first day of the second phase of the odd-even scheme. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Fewer private cars were seen on the usually busy Delhi roads as the second phase of the odd-even road rationing scheme came into effect at 8am on Friday.

The Delhi government, which has projected the second phase as the “decisive” one, said that thousands of traffic personnel, enforcement officials and civil defence volunteers have been being deployed for its smooth implementation.

The Aam Aadmi Party government implemented the first phase of the radical initiative between January 1 and 15 to clean up Delhi’s toxic air, considered the worst in the world.

Traffic police officials stop a car bearing an even number plate at Delhi-Gurgaon border on the first day of the second phase of the odd-even road rationing scheme. (Abhinav Saha/HT Photo)

A traffic policeman fines the driver of a car bearing an even number place near Ghaziabad border. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

An advertisement related to the second phase of the odd-even scheme is seen on a Delhi Metro feeder bus. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Volunteers are seen at a traffic signal in Preet Vihar on the first day of the second phase of Delhi government’s odd-even road rationing scheme. (Pratyush Ranjan/HT Photo)

Civil defence volunteers display placards with messages for a pollution-free Delhi at a crossing. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

An electronic display board at a Metro station in Delhi shows information related to the odd-even scheme. (Abhinav Saha)

A traffic policeman fines the driver of a car bearing an even number place at Nehru Place in Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Fewer private cars are seen on the usually busy Delhi-Gurgaon border on the first day of the second phase of the odd-even scheme. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Volunteers are seen at the ITO Chowk in Delhi to promote the second phase of the odd-even scheme in Delhi. (Raj K Raj)

The restrictions on the private cars in Delhi due to the odd-even scheme have prompted commuters to take the Metro route. (Saumya Khandelwal)