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AAP Government's Odd-Even Car Formula Takes Off In Delhi: Live Updates

AAP Government's Odd-Even Car Formula Takes Off In Delhi: Live Updates
An odd-even license plate system is being implemented in Delhi from January 1, 2016. The decision was taken by the Delhi government to curb the rising pollution levels in the city. The rule will apply for 15 days starting January 1. To ensure that there is adequate public transport available to the people, the government has ordered more than 3,000 additional buses to ply on busy routes across the city. The Delhi metro will also increase its frequency to accommodate 70 additional trips during the day.
Jan 05, 2016 01:15 (IST)
1,000 Fined On Odd-Even's Big Trial, Minister Says Delhi Approves Scheme
More than 1,000 people were fined before Monday -- considered the big test for Delhi government's odd-even scheme to control vehicular pollution -- ended.
Jan 04, 2016 13:45 (IST)

Jan 04, 2016 11:48 (IST)

Jan 04, 2016 10:58 (IST)
Delhi Chef Minister car pools with ministers Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain.

Jan 04, 2016 09:53 (IST)
Real Test For Delhi's Odd-Even Plan Begins Today
The real test for Arvind Kejriwal's Odd-Even anti-pollution rule begins today, with Delhi getting back to work after a long weekend.

Jan 04, 2016 09:34 (IST)
Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Sharma travelling to work by bus

Jan 04, 2016 07:32 (IST)
Hidden Cameras For 'Real Challenge' Of Delhi's Odd-Even Formula
Delhi government said elaborate arrangements have been made to meet the "real challenge" as part of which volunteers will be using hidden cameras to take pictures of violators and additional police forces would be fielded to ensure its effective compliance.

Jan 02, 2016 16:53 (IST)
Even-Numbered Cars Roll On Day 2; AAP's Manish Sisodia Cycles To Office
Even-numbered cars rolled out on Delhi streets and the odd-numbered ones stayed largely off the roads on the second day today of the odd-even vehicular restriction trial in Delhi which saw Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia cycle to office.

Jan 01, 2016 19:15 (IST)
Jan 01, 2016 18:06 (IST)
Nearly 150 people fined for violating odd-even rule on first day, say police sources
Jan 01, 2016 17:03 (IST)
Watch: In Delhi's Odd-Even Plan, Vigil By Kids Changes Minds
When a band of schoolchildren found a man breaking Delhi's odd-even rule on its first day, they handed him a rose and requested him to follow the plan to reduce pollution in the city. Watch what happened next.
Jan 01, 2016 16:58 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 16:54 (IST)
We never thought it will be such a success: Satyendar Jain

  • Violation is less than one percent
  • There was almost no violation after 9-10 am
  • People of Delhi have shown that when they take a resolve, they can do anything
Jan 01, 2016 16:53 (IST)
Today Delhi has successfully conducted the 'odd-even' experiment. For 20 years, people have been talking about it, but nobody could do it: Satyendar Jain, Delhi Health Minister 
Jan 01, 2016 16:46 (IST)
Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal turns to rock legend John Lennon.
Jan 01, 2016 16:45 (IST)
Delhi has changed its mindset: Gopal Rai

  • All TV channels are asking that today was a holiday, what will happen on Monday? I want to tell people of Delhi that the success of this plan depends on them.
  • I want to thank Delhi Police, Transport Department, Civil Defense.
  • Just the way people embraced a corruption free Delhi. Similarly they are ready for pollution free Delhi. I thank them.

Jan 01, 2016 16:41 (IST)
Thankful to Delhi commuters, says Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai
Jan 01, 2016 16:06 (IST)
Watch: Delhi BJP Leader Vijay Goel Cycles To Work
Senior BJP leader in Delhi Vijay Goel was seen cycling in an effort to come on board the Delhi government's odd-even formula. He was joined by party workers. But he wasn't the only one as university students hired cycles to tour the city today.
Jan 01, 2016 16:05 (IST)
Watch: Delhi Schoolchildren Lead Odd-Even Campaign
Schoolchildren across Delhi spoke to NDTV about their efforts to support the odd-even campaign. "We urge the people of Delhi to follow the rule. We need to reduce pollution in the city for our sake," said one student.
Jan 01, 2016 15:38 (IST)
Watch: 'We Need To Think About Our Children,' Says Manish Sisodia
Speaking to NDTV on the day the odd-even plan was flagged off, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that move reducing pollution was imperative.
Jan 01, 2016 14:30 (IST)
Jan 01, 2016 14:12 (IST)
Read: Odd-Even Scheme: This Was The First Offender's Excuse
As odd-even scheme for cars took off today, Delhi Traffic Police slapped fine on an even-number car at ITO junction.
Jan 01, 2016 13:46 (IST)
Read: Delhi Top Cop Appeals To People To Follow Odd-Even Rule
"I appeal to people to cooperate with Delhi Traffic Police for 15 days," said Mr Bassi, assuring that adequate personnel have been deployed for implementation of the scheme throughout the city.
Jan 01, 2016 13:39 (IST)
BJP leader Vijay Goel extends his support to the odd-even plan, riding a cycle, but questions AAP government's planning

"As you all can see how pollution levels are rising in Delhi. Important to spread the message. Can't say whether odd-even a success, but it's high time that we all play our part. However, if the government had done more planning it'd serve the people much more," Vijay Goel said.

Jan 01, 2016 13:36 (IST)
Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai boards a bus, inspects implementation of odd-even rule across the Delhi.

Jan 01, 2016 13:32 (IST)
BJP leader Kiran Bedi criticises the odd-even plan
Jan 01, 2016 13:16 (IST)
People Are Following Odd-Even Plan, Says Police Chief BS Bassi
"From what I saw and the information I am getting, people are following the Odd-Even plan," Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi told news agency ANI.

"We have to save the environment, I appeal to the people that please do whatever you can for the environment. Save electricity, save water and on every step think about how you can do your bit for the environment," he said.

Jan 01, 2016 13:03 (IST)
Delhi To Get Free Electric Bike-Taxi Service
Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain will flag off a free electric bike taxi service for 15 days when the odd-even rule will be in force.

A hundred electric motorcycles will give rides for free to commuters from places such as metro stations.

The services, that can also be availed through a mobile app, will not be free after the 15 days of odd-even trial and.

Jan 01, 2016 11:32 (IST)
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain leaves for Delhi Secretariat in an e-rickshaw

Jan 01, 2016 11:19 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 10:40 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 10:31 (IST)
As odd-even plan comes into effect, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says he is overwhelmed by the response and Delhi will show the way to the country.

Jan 01, 2016 10:16 (IST)
Civil Defence volunteers across Delhi use 'Gandhigiri' to spread the word on odd-even formula

Jan 01, 2016 09:48 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 09:37 (IST)
Team Kejriwal Leads The Way. Ministers Share Rides, One Takes Bike
As the odd-even rule takes off, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers have said that they will car-pool to work, take buses or ride their bicycles.
Jan 01, 2016 09:19 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 09:05 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 09:04 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 08:50 (IST)
Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra leaves for Delhi Secretariat on a motorcycle

Jan 01, 2016 08:41 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 08:37 (IST)
Delhi's odd-even rule begins but many even numbered cars seen on roads on Day 1.
Jan 01, 2016 08:12 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 08:05 (IST)
AAP government's odd-even plan takes off. Private vehicles to be allowed on alternate days till January 15.
Jan 01, 2016 08:00 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 07:58 (IST)

Jan 01, 2016 07:56 (IST)
Ready, Delhi? India's Watching, Says AAP Government As Odd-Even Rule Begins
The odd-even formula will be implemented from today. As part of the 15-day plan, only odd-numbered cars will be allowed on the roads today.

Dec 31, 2015 10:59 (IST)
How AAP's Clash With Bureaucrats Could Impact Odd-Even Trial
As the Delhi government gets ready to test its new traffic restrictions for the capital, nearly 40 officers, authorized to fine residents caught violating the  new rules, are not reporting for today's pilot.

Dec 31, 2015 10:31 (IST)

Dec 31, 2015 09:16 (IST)
First Test for AAP's Odd-Even Rule in Delhi Today: 10 Developments
Thousands of policemen and volunteers are out on the roads of Delhi today to prep for a new odd-even rule for cars that will be enforced from Friday to clean up the world's most polluted capital.

Dec 31, 2015 07:19 (IST)
The US embassy has announced its employees will follow the rules though they are not obliged to.
Dec 31, 2015 07:18 (IST)
To check preparation of odd-even scheme, a coordination trial-run of different agencies will be conducted at 200 points for two hours from 9 am to 11 am today.
Dec 31, 2015 02:53 (IST)
Delhi Government To Conduct Trial Run Of Odd-Even Scheme Today
To check preparations of the odd-even scheme starting from Friday, Delhi government will conduct a coordination trial between different agencies at 200 points for two hours today in the national capital.
Dec 30, 2015 14:29 (IST)
Chief Justice Of India TS Thakur will follow the rule despite being exempted, the Aam Aadmi Party has said
Dec 30, 2015 10:41 (IST)
The Pledge

"I pledge that I will make Delhi pollution free for myself, my family and its residents. I will try to the best of my ability. I will convince my friends, family and relatives to implement the odd/even rule from 1st January till 15th January. I Pledge to keep Delhi clean and not to throw garbage on the streets."
Dec 30, 2015 10:39 (IST)

Dec 30, 2015 10:31 (IST)
How to deal with odd-even formula violators?

1) It's based on trust, we can't fine people who claim to be ill or are going to hospital

2) We have to convince people to follow the rule.

3) If you see any car violating the rule, please tell them "Uncle go home"

4) You have to keep telling people, anyone who violates the rule, please tell him

5) Try and do an arrangement of car-pooling. I will also share car with Gopal ji (Gopal Rai)

Dec 30, 2015 10:16 (IST)
What Chief Minister Kejriwal told students:

1) My son told me not to talk about pollution rather explain us as to what we can do

2) We'll start vacuum cleaning on the streets around April 1 as it is done in Europe

3) Pollution cannot be seen, everything in the hall looks clear, but there are small small particles that go inside our blood

4) Now we have decided that trucks will enter after 11pm

5) We burn a lot of trash on the roads. There's an Delhi government app, you can take a photo and send it to us. We will find out the area through satellite, we will take action

6) Vehicular pollution is the main reason we are here. Transport Minister Gopal Rai did an experiment - December 22-Car Free Day

7) No car will travel on that particular route, when we calculated pollution, it was less in comparison to other day

8) We will encourage people to use CNG cars

9) Our PWD minister has started a programme to redesign Delhi's roads.

10) We have one of the widest roads in the world, we will try to build cycle tracks on them. Then you can come to school on a cycle

Dec 30, 2015 10:07 (IST)
Dec 30, 2015 10:04 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's pollution pe 'charcha' in Delhi school
Dec 29, 2015 20:38 (IST)
An odd-even license plate system will be implemented in Delhi from January 1, 2016. The decision was taken by the Delhi government to curb the rising pollution levels in the city. The rule will apply for 15 days starting January 1.

Dec 29, 2015 20:34 (IST)
Odd-Even Plan: Twitter To Support Transport
The Delhi government has tied up with Twitter to bring real-time information on public transport to commuters on the social media during the 15 days the odd-even scheme is implemented. Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that Twitter will help commuters find information about bus routes, Metro, autorickshaws during the road-rationing experiment beginning January 1.
Dec 29, 2015 20:32 (IST)
Exemptions Will Hit Delhi's Odd-Even Rule, Says Police Chief BS Bassi
The fact that there are so many exemptions means enforcing the Delhi government's odd-even scheme meant to cut down on vehicular pollution from January 1 will be difficult, Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi has said.
Dec 29, 2015 20:29 (IST)
Delhi Metro trains will make 70 additional trips during the odd-even trial period, taking the number of daily trips to 3,192, that will lead to a marginal increase in the frequency of its services to tackle an expected rush of passengers.

These have been distributed over Red, Blue, Yellow and Orange (Airport Express) lines with 12, 11, 17 and 30 additional trips respectively. According to data provided by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the total number of trips undertaken in November stood at 3,122.

DMRC, which has in its fleet 220 trains, will be using 198 trains daily to achieve the target. "We will be pressing into service the maximum number of trains possible operationally during this period keeping only the essential maintenance reserve," a metro official said.