This Article is From Jan 01, 2016

Odd-Even Scheme: This Was The First Offender's Excuse

Odd-Even Scheme: This Was The First Offender's Excuse

The offenfder was slapped with a stipulated fine of Rs 2,000.

New Delhi: As odd-even scheme for cars took off today, Delhi Traffic Police slapped fine on an even-number car at ITO junction.

The offender, who was slapped a fine of Rs 2,000, told police that he was going to office and there was no convenient transportation facility from his residence near Pari Chowk, the intersection between Noida and Greater Noida, said a senior traffic official.

"The offender, who was driving a car with its registration number ending with 2 (even), was prosecuted at the ITO intersection around 8.33 AM," the official said.

"The offender claimed that he knew about the restrictions but had no other option," said the official.

As the much-debated odd-even scheme restricting movement of private cars in the national capital was rolled out today, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi once again appealed to people to cooperate for the coming 15 days.

Under the scheme, private cars with odd registration numbers will be allowed on the roads on odd dates and those with even numbers on even dates.