1. Odd-even rule in Delhi: Road rationing scheme kicks off today, first violator challaned at ITO

Odd-even rule in Delhi: Road rationing scheme kicks off today, first violator challaned at ITO

Odd-even rule in Delhi: As the clock ticked eight, the odd- even vehicular restriction policy of the Delhi government came into effect today with thousands of volunteers taking to the streets to assist traffic police in enforcing the pilot plan that will stay in force in the national capital till January 15.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 1, 2016 12:10 PM
Odd-even rule in Delhi:

Odd-even rule in Delhi: The ambitious odd-even scheme of the Delhi government began at 8 am on New Year’s Day that will restrict movement of private cars on the roads of the national capital for 15 days with the city police assuring full commitment to its enforcement. (PTI)

Odd-even rule in Delhi: As the clock ticked eight, the odd- even vehicular restriction policy of the Delhi government came into effect today with thousands of volunteers taking to the streets to assist traffic police in enforcing the pilot plan that will stay in force in the national capital till January 15.

As per the scheme, cars bearing odd-numbered registration plates shall ply on city roads today while those with even number plates, if taken out, will attract a penalty of Rs 2,000 under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.

Thousands of civil defence volunteers, traffic police personnel, enforcement teams of Delhi government’s transport department and authorised sub-divisional magistrates have been deployed to implement the scheme which kicked in at 8 AM and will be in force till 8 PM.

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Delhi government, with the help of traffic police, had yesterday conducted a rehearsal ahead of the roll out of the scheme and hundreds of civil defence volunteers were seen assisting police teams in several parts of the city.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has repeatedly stressed on the need for the scheme to be successful in view of the capital’s alarming pollution levels, had warned volunteers against “arguing or misbehaving” with people while top cop BS Bassi has assured full cooperation in implementing the vehicular restrictions.

A display board installed in front of Delhi Secretariat put the real-time figures of suspended particulate matter PM 2.5 and PM 10 at 360 and 480 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively, at 9.30 AM, several times above the safe limits.

The respective safety limits are 60 and 100 micrograms for the two and prolonged exposure to anything beyond that can harm the respiratory system. Air quality is considered ‘severe’ by Indian authorities when the level of PM 2.5 breaches the 250 mark.

Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra reached the Secretariat riding his two-wheeler at around 9 AM and tweeted, “Wow Delhi Thank you for making #OddEvenFormula a success… just reached office on bike.. no traffic.. Delhi is following it voluntarily.”

Two-wheelers are included in the list of 25 categories that have been kept out of the ambit of the scheme.

The rest of the Cabinet, including Kejriwal, will carpool to work and use public transport. The chief minister will share his car with Transport Minister Gopal Rai and PWD Minister Satyendar Jain while Environment Minister Imran Hussain and Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar will take an auto and a bus, respectively, to reach Delhi Secretariat.

The Delhi government has arranged for 3,000 extra buses to ply in the city to facilitate movement while Delhi Metro will be running 70 extra trips across all its corridors for the period during which the restrictions are in place.

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    Hemen Parekh
    Jan 1, 2016 at 4:53 am
    POLLUTION SOLUTION , aka " PollSolv " It is said : Necessity is the Mother of Invention Let us rephrase : Essentiality is the Mother of Intervention This is in response to Odd / Even driving rule being experimented in Delhi from Jan 1 2016 Equally applicable to any other city , threatened by vehicular emission pollution This solution will be named : PollSolve It will be in two parts , as follows : # VEHICLE BASED DEVICE All vehicles (existing and future registrations) to be ed with a GPS locator ( compulsory ) Each of this locator will carry Vehicle Number ( hard-coded ) A software in Delhi Transport Department , will then , be able to track in real time , movement of each vehicle ( 24*7 ) , on several computer screens If a Odd numbered vehicle is travelling on Even date , it will show up as a RED colored dot on the screen and through linkage with RTO records ,an automatic alert will be issued to the mobile phone of the nearest Traffic Police to catch / stop that vehicle and take that vehicle, off the road ! The owner / driver can take it back after one week of grounding ! This technology is available , commercially and off - the - shelf Should not take more than 6 months to implement # MOBILE BASED APP Each citizen of Delhi will have to ( compulsorily ) download and install on his smart phone , an App called : CarPool He / she will enter following data in the App : * Name / Gender / Aadhar Card No * Email Id / Mobile Number / Residence Address / Work-place Address * From / To ( in the morning ) / Time of travel * From / To ( in the evening ) / Time of travel * If owning a vehicle , then : # Vehicle type : 2 - 3 - 4 wheeler # Fuel type : Petrol / Diesel / Electric # Vehicle Capacity : 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 persons ( including driver ) # Vehicle Number : # Vehicle Registration Date ( to compute " Age " of vehicle ) # Serial Number of GPS locator ed on vehicle ( must be unique / Mfrr to take care ) # CarPool Number (Unique Serial No allotted by App) : To be entered after joining a Pool CarPool App will not accept the data ,nor get activated ,until Mobile Owner also keeps " ON " the GPS location feature built into the phone With this data , software will analyze / display , a list containing names / contact info of other citizens ( matched gender-wise ) , travelling on same , approximate " route " and the nearest pick-up points , on Google Map Citizens will then contact other vehicle-owners and form a CarPool Then , they will enter their CarPool Number ( as mentioned above ) The software will reanalyze / redisplay the list if any entered data gets EDITED later After compiling data about ONE BILLION actual ulative travels undertaken by each type of vehicle ( 2-3-4 wheeler ) , BIG DATA ANALYTICS software , will carry out , * Millions of permutations / combinations of " Car Pool Universes " possible * Using ( updated version of ) " Karmarkar's Algorithm " , figure out the optimum Car Pool Universe which minimizes the overall pollution level in Delhi * Calculate for each citizen , the " LEAST POLLUTING ROUTE " based on data compiled from the " Optimum Universe " and send " Car Pooling Recommendation " to each citizen thru CarPool app This could be somewhat like " Travelling sman Problem " in Linear Programming ( - improved versions could be found in Fuzzy Logic / Neural Network / Artificial Intelligence ) { " Big data has the potential to make a huge impact on Public Services in India, as it will streamline the decision-making " : Stephen Brobst , Global CTO , Teradata Corporation } Given the prevalent START-UP wave in India, any number of Indian Start Up companies would be happy to take on this " Two Part " challenge and implement in 6 months . It is the least expensive / permanent / replicable solution , suitable for the entire World All that is required is a POLITICAL WILL and some genuine cooperation between Shri Gopal Rai ( Delhi Govt ) and Shri Nitin Gadkari ( Central Govt ) It is time to offer to the World , an INDIAN ANSWER to vehicular pollution ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hemen parekh 31 Dec 2015 > Blogs
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