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BJP MP Vijay Goel violates odd-even rule, fined Rs 4,000

"My violation of odd-even scheme of the Kejriwal government will be symbolic because it's an election stunt and drama in view of assembly election," Goel said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2019 8:40:03 pm
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BJP MP Vijay Goel on Monday violated Delhi’s odd-even scheme by driving to ITO in his odd-numbered vehicle. He was issued a challan of Rs 4,000 by the traffic police for violating the road rationing scheme.

BJP vice president Shyam Jaju and other party leaders also accompanied Goel in his SUV which he drove from his residence on Ashoka Road, before being stopped near Janpath by traffic police personnel.

“My violation of odd-even scheme of the Kejriwal government will be symbolic because it’s an election stunt and drama in view of assembly election,” Goel said.

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“With exemptions to 70 lakh two-wheelers, cab aggregators Ola and Uber, three-wheelers and women drivers, the odd-even scheme has been rendered a mere gimmick and an election stunt,” he added.

He said that studies showed that no benefits came from the scheme.

He also said, “Kejriwal has never made any report public about pollution caused by vehicles and other sources.”

Goel claimed that many environmental experts were against the odd-even scheme, saying that it was a “waste” of public expenditure.

“Kejriwal, who wasted Rs 20 crore of people’s hard-earned money in the name of Odd-Even last time, has wasted Rs 35 crore this time and has implemented the scheme again. Odd-Even is just an election drama,” he tweeted.

“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,” he added.

In the previous two editions of odd-even, Goel was fined by police for breaking the rules.

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