Odd-Even Rule: Delhi Govt Collects Over Rs 2 Crore From Challans Issued By Traffic Police

16/01/2016 10:08 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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The metropolis of Delhi was not planned for this volume of traffic. Clogged roads with buses, cars, autorickshaws, bullock carts, cycles, bikes etc are a regular feature.

NEW DELHI -- The Delhi Government has collected over Rs 2 crore from the over 10,000 challans issued by traffic police, transport department and Sub Divisional Magistrates to violators of odd-even scheme which ended today.

According to official data, as many as 10,021 people were challaned for violating car-rationing scheme, which came into force from January 1.

The Sub Divisional Magistrates (SDM) challaned as many as 5,582 motorists, while around 2,870 people were fined by the Delhi Traffic police for violating the scheme, a senior official said

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal praised the traffic police for their assistance in enforcing the odd-even scheme.

The Government had stipulated Rs 2,000 penalty under relevant sections of Motor Vehicle Act for each violation of the restrictions rolled out on January 1 and remained in force between 8 AM to 8 PM during weekdays.

The AAP government has already announced that it will provide subsidy on purchase of cycles, from the money collected as challans during the implementation of period of odd-even scheme.

According to the government's plan, after the car-rationing pilot scheme is wrapped up, the government will constitute a committee to work out further modalities of the idea.

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