On the first day of the odd-even scheme, Police Commissioner B S Bassi stopped two even-numbered private cars plying on the road while on his way to work. On inspection, both turned out to be CNG vehicles, which are exempted. Here is what the police chief has to say on the experiment:
What is your plan of action for the scheme?
We will extend full support for the next 15 days. We have deployed adequate police personnel throughout the city. As of now, we have decided to first educate people on the scheme and then prosecute them for violating norms
What kind of response did you receive on the first day?
I spoke with my officers and they told me that people are appreciating the scheme and cooperating with them.
Do you have a message for the people?
I appeal to the people to cooperate with traffic police for 15 days as we are doing something for our environment.
What if the scheme is extended beyond 15 days?
We are all set and ready to implement it if it is extended.