Odd-even policy: Judges and court officials set example

Exempted judges willingly comply with odd-even rules.

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | Delhi | Updated: January 5, 2016 4:54 am
odd even, odd even rule, delhi odd even, delhi odd even rule , day 3 odd even, odd even day 3, odd even delhi, odd even news, delhi odd even news, delhi news Metropolitan Magistrate Harjeet Singh Jaspal and Senior Additional Civil Judge Rajesh Malik cycled 8 kilometres from Gulabi Bagh to Rohini district court. (Express Photo)

Judges in the city took to the “even” working day quite sportingly. While most of them carpooled, some took the Metro and two of them even rode a cycle to their workplace.

At close to 9 am, Gulabi Bagh residents Senior Additional Civil Judge Rajesh Malik and Metropolitan Magistrate Harjeet Singh Jaspal of the Rohini district court covered 8 kilometres in under an hour on their bicycles. SCJ Malik borrowed his from a colleague for the day, whereas MM Jaspal rode his own.
SCJ Malik had recently sold his diesel car for an LPG car, which officially exempted him from the exercise. “Although I am exempted, I wanted to join the fight against pollution. It is a collective responsibility to reduce vehicular pollution. The situation is so bad that our kids cannot play outdoors. I took the ride for them,” said SCJ Malik.

“It was a smooth ride. The only delay was when I was stopped by a litigant at Kanhaiya Nagar traffic light. He enquired as to why I was taking a cycle ride,” said SCJ Malik.

Judge in-charge mediation centre Manmohan Sharma of the Rohini court boarded the Metro from Patel Nagar West Delhi, changed three lines — Yellow, Green and Red — to his workplace. “Judges usually have to carry laptop and and files. That could be the only hurdle. Other wise, the Metro ride was smooth,” he said.
However, some judicial officers said that carpooling is not a new concept for them. In fact, the government allows for a staff car that picks and drops three judicial officers according to origin and destination.

On Monday, judicial officers who usually drove to work in their private vehicles also took these staff cars.

“Staff cars should be exempted from the odd-even rule. This will further encourage car pooling,” a judge of the Saket District court said.

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    ASHOK KUMAR
    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:04 am
    Is Modi listening.
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      Sathish
      Jan 5, 2016 at 4:21 am
      Criminal govern-menters should try enacting a law that aam s should send their brides for first night to the CM. Tell them it is for their good to have a good progeny. Involve police slaves and rose-giving-slaves to enforce the law. I would not be surprised if aam s comply with it!! LOL!! To make the offer more attractive, offer free Nasbandi for the groom! LOL!! Kaliyug is unimaginably funny and fascinating.
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