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Thursday, January 14, 2016

AAP Govt gets pat from HC for Odd-even Policy

AAP Govt gets pat from HC
for Odd-even Policy
New Delhi: Delhi’s AAP Government led by Aravind Kejriwal got pat from Delhi High Court on Thursday, 14th January 2016 for its success in Odd-even Scheme for private cars which was implemented in Delhi for two weeks since 1st January 2016.

Delhi High Court said the odd-even scheme was a success to some extent as the idea had appealed to the people and not because of the Rs 2000 fine imposed for violations.

A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said that while the decrease in pollution levels due to the scheme might have been marginal, but it had some "good side-effects" like reduction in congestion on roads and people's participation.

It made the observation in response to the submission of Delhi Traffic Police that the scheme was successful mainly due to the fine payable for violation.

The traffic police made the submission while defending itself against the court's assertion that its officers do not take action against violators, especially those who jump carriageways and move into oncoming lanes to get ahead during jams. Such conduct makes the traffic situation worse, the bench said.

Justice Ahmed also said he and his family missed out on a movie after they were stuck in a jam and reached the theatre three hours after leaving home when usually the journey would have taken them only 40 minutes.

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