2nd phase sees less offenders than first

2nd phase sees less offenders than first

Over 5,184 fined for violating road curbs

More challans for violations of the odd-even rules were issued in January than in April, Delhi government said on Sunday.

Over 1,200 more challans were issued by the Delhi Traffic Police, Transport Department and SDMs of the Revenue Department, nine days after the odd-even car curbs came into force in January.

Ever since roll out the second phase of odd-even scheme from April 15, 5,814 people were issued Rs 2,000 challans.

However, on Sunday, the tenth day of the ongoing road rationing drive, vehicles were exempted from challans.

Odd-even rules apply on all days of the week, except Sundays. The ambitious car curbs, banning over 10 lakh private cars, was introduced to contain city’s rising pollution and road congestion.

The odd-even formula for rationing of road space bans vehicles on alternate days, based on their number plate.

For the fortnight-long second phase of odd-even car scheme, Delhi government has deployed 400 ex-servicemen, 118 Transport Department officials to check violations.
Two thousand Traffic Police personnel have been deployed at over 200 points across the city.

On the first day of odd-even drive in January, 77 people were challaned by Transport Department, zero by sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) and 138 by Traffic Police for the violation of the odd-even norms.

While on April 15, the first day of the odd-even 2.0, enforcement wing of the Transport Department, combining ex-servicemen and  officials of the department, nabbed 427 people for violating the norms. Traffic Police challaned 884 people.

Aam Aadmi Party government has relieved SDMs from the duty of levying challans in the second phase of car curbs.

 As per the challan figures provided by the government, fewer people violated odd-even rules as the odd-even scheme progressed.

Transport Department on April 20 challaned 418 people, whereas, on Saturday, the department caught only 302 people violating the rules. Delhi Police on April 20 slapped Rs 2,000 fine on 217 people.

Two hundred and eighteen people were nabbed by cops on Saturday.

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