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Odd-Even Plan Acid Test: No Chaos in Delhi on Day 4, as Predicted

Monday, the first working day of the year 2016, will ascertain whether Delhi has truly embraced the odd-even policy.

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The odd-even policy was proposed by the Delhi government after the Delhi High Court called the city a “gas chamber”. (Photo: Reuters)
Snapshot
  • Delhi seems to have embraced the odd-even policy.
  • Traffic was sparse early in the morning. There was no heavy presence of volunteers – meaning people were cooperating.
  • Delhiites have responded positively to this experiment by the AAP government, it appears.
  • Traffic picked up towards noon near Patiala House Court.
  • Air quality remains the same when compared with the last two days.
  • Metro runs as smoothly as a normal working day, says Delhi Metro MD.
  • 600 car owners fined till 6 pm, reports ANI.
8:32 PM , 04 Jan

ANI reports about 600 car owners have been fined for violating the odd-even formula till 6 pm.

8:00 PM , 04 Jan

Metro is Functioning Smoothly: Mangu Singh

ANI reports that Delhi Metro Managing Director Mangu Singh said that the Delhi Metro is running smoothly like normal days. There was no panic seen at any station, Singh added.

The Quint rode through Rajiv Chowk at around 3.30 pm, and found it was business as usual for non-peak hours at the central metro station.



Delhi Metro Managing Director Mangu Singh. (Photo: Screen Grab ANI)
Delhi Metro Managing Director Mangu Singh. (Photo: Screen Grab ANI)
4:09 PM , 04 Jan

As of 3:30 pm, this is what the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station looked like. The station is a busy junction during most days of the week.

(Photo: Siddharth Safaya/ <b>The Quint</b>)
(Photo: Siddharth Safaya/ The Quint)
(Photo: Siddharth Safaya/ <b>The Quint</b>)
(Photo: Siddharth Safaya/ The Quint)
(Photo: Siddharth Safaya/ <b>The Quint</b>)
(Photo: Siddharth Safaya/ The Quint)
1:25 PM , 04 Jan

This is what The Quint has found out this morning.


Published: 04 Jan 2016, 8:50 AM IST
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