Delhi: BJP leader Vijay Goel issued challan for violating odd-even rule

New Delhi: BJP leader Vijay Goel, who left his house in an odd-numbered car to protest against the odd-even scheme, issued a challan for violation of the scheme on Monday.

Describing the scheme as a political gimmick, Goel said: “This scheme is just a gimmick, they (Delhi government) themselves say pollution is due to stubble burning, then how does this scheme help? I am ready to pay the fine for violation.”

The BJP leader also said in a tweet, “Vehicles contribute to 28% of pollution levels in Delhi, in which cars contribute only 3%. This comes to cars contributing 0.84% to total Delhi pollution which means this #OddEven is leaving 99.58% causative agents of Delhi pollution untouched. #OddEvenNatak.”

While Deputy Delhi CM Manish Sisodia rode a bicycle to work, CM Arvind Kejriwal shared an even-numbered car with cabinet colleagues Gopal Rai and Satyender Jain.

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The odd-even scheme which has started from today will go on till November 14 and will be applicable from 8 am to 8 pm. It will not be effective on Sunday, November 10.

According to the odd-even rules, vehicle registrations ending with odd digits like 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 will not be allowed on the roads on November 4, 6, 8, 12 and 14.

Similarly, vehicles with registration numbers ending with an even digit – 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 – will not be allowed on the roads on November 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15.

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