Not exempted from Odd-Even, Delhi ministers pool, cycle to work

New Delhi: Top Delhi Cabinet Ministers led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were seen car pooling and cycling their way to the Secretariat as the third Odd-Even car rationing scheme kicked-off on Monday morning. The ministers are not exempted from the scheme.

“Share a car, this will increase friendship, build relationships, save petrol and reduce pollution,” Kejriwal had tweeted in the morning.

Hours later, he joined his ministers and neighbours Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain to take a car from his residence, 6 Flagstaff road, Civil lines to the Secretariat at ITO.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, like previous years, cycled from his home on Mathura Road to his office.

Odd-even is a car rationing system in which vehicles with number plates ending with even numbers 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 are allowed to run on even dates, and those ending with odd numbers 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 ply on odd dates.

The system aims to curb the number of cars on roads and thus limit the pollution caused by them. The scheme will remain in force till November 15 and the rules for this will be applicable in Delhi from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Violation of the scheme will attract a penalty of Rs 4,000, double the amount charged in the earlier editions of the scheme.

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