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Gopal Rai boards DTC bus to inspect ‘Odd-Even’ scheme

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New Delhi : Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai boarded a DTC bus on Friday to inspect the implementation of the odd-even vehicle rationing formula that kicked off in the national capital.

During the bus ride, Rai assessed the impact of the scheme and whether people were following it or not.

He seemed overwhelmed with the response.

He said, “The test conducted today is successful and all the citizens are responsibly doing their duty.”

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vijay Goel was also seen using a bicycle to reach Hanuman Mandir here.

Earlier, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had 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)

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