Odd-Even 2.0: Over 500 Challaned In First Five Hours

15/04/2016 3:58 PM IST | Updated 28/09/2016 5:13 PM IST
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A volunteer holds a placard which read: "We will make a pollution free Delhi" as an Indian traffic policeman checks the papers of a driver at a traffic intersection on the last day of a two-week experiment to reduce the number of cars to fight pollution in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. To reduce pollution in one of the most polluted cities in the world, the Delhi government allowed private cars on the roads on alternate days from Jan. 1-15, depending on whether their license plates end in an even or an odd number. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

NEW DELHI -- Over 500 persons were challaned by Delhi Traffic Police for violating the odd-even norms in the first five hours of the second phase of the road-rationing formula implemented in the national capital today.

The highest number of challans were reported from south Delhi, closely followed by the western part of the city, with 129 and 108 challans respectively issued till 1 PM today, a senior official said.

As many as 511 motorists were challaned between 8 AM and 1 PM, the official said.

Delhi Traffic Police has strategically chosen over 200 intersections in the city where 2,000 officials have been deployed in teams of three to ten depending upon the volume of traffic there.

The second phase of the fortnight-long odd-even scheme today rolled out in Delhi with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealing to the people of the city to join hands and make the road-rationing plan a success.

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