After a successful Monday, Delhiites with odd car registration numbers will step out today, the second real test day for the AAP government’s odd-even traffic policy to counter extreme pollution levels in the world’s most polluted city.
If the plan, currently in its trial phase, is successful and pollution levels see a reduction the government could well extend the scheme.
While vehicle users did express their disappointment at having to leave their personal vehicles behind every alternate day and make use of public transport, several were happy about the reduction in travel time and traffic, specially at traffic junctions.
Below are updates from travellers in Delhi
#OddEven Indeed effective :) little inconvenience for a shorter period should be made unseen.
— Adv. Harshit Jain (@harshitjain01) January 5, 2016
Gurgaon to Okhla in 25 mins…Hmmn it’s working guys #OddEven
— Soumendra Digar (@s_digar) January 5, 2016
— anil (@aniltahlani) January 5, 2016
You have inspired millions thro your act. Thank you so much sir for joining the movement, even though u were exempt pic.twitter.com/4vZOyQb7Wg
— नाम में क्या रखा है? (@DivSpeaks) January 5, 2016
Response of Delhites to #OddEven proves pessimists wrong..on hectic working day…scheme sustains its success rate
— SSYadavACBDelhi (@SSYadavACBDelhi) January 4, 2016
Here’s a look at vehicular data in Mumbai