1. Odd, even rule: BJP MP Satyapal Singh stopped for travelling in even-numbered car

Odd, even rule: BJP MP Satyapal Singh stopped for travelling in even-numbered car

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Satyapal Singh was stopped while travelling in his car, allegedly in violation of the Odd-Even scheme rolled out in the national capital today...

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 1, 2016 9:37 PM

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Satyapal Singh was stopped while travelling in his car, allegedly in violation of the Odd-Even scheme rolled out in the national capital today, even as Delhi Police did not confirm whether Singh’s driver was prosecuted.

The Baghpat MP’s white SUV, with six (even number) as the last digit of its registration number, was stopped by police officials deployed near India Gate in the afternoon.

Singh was caught on cameras sitting on the back seat of the vehicle as a traffic official approached him and handed him a leaflet.

Police officials said that the leaflet handed to the MP cannot be taken for sure as a challan. It could be a page meant for educating motorists about the first of its kind initiative expected to bring down pollution level in the city significantly.

Singh, a former Mumbai Police Commissioner, could not be reached despite several attempts. Later, an associate who picked up Singh’s mobile phone claimed that the MP had left Delhi a few hours ago.

Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) also could not be reached despite repeated phone calls and a text message.

The Odd-Even scheme has a list of 25 exemptions, which includes cars of President of India, Vice President, Prime Minister, Governors of states, Chief Justice of India, Lok Sabha Speaker, Union Ministers, Leaders of Opposition of both the houses, Chief Ministers of states and Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories.

Members of Parliament who do not come under any of the aforementioned categories are not exempted.

As the much-debated odd-even scheme of vehicular restrictions came into effect in the national capital today, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi again appealed to people to cooperate with in the scheme.

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  1. Hemen Parekh
    Jan 2, 2016 at 5:21 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 } Another suggestion : If ODD / EVEN rule provides for 50:50 probability and reduces the no of vehicles on roads by 50 % , use of an algorithm which picks only 25 % of the car numbers from the database of cars , using a OM NUMBER TABLE , will reduce the vehicles on road to 25% ! And nothing " arbitrary " about a computer selection , announced 24 hours earlier ! This will eliminate the incentive to rush and buy a second car with either odd or even number ! 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
    1. A
      Jan 2, 2016 at 6:54 am
      Is this true or published to show the BJP and it's members in bad light because apart from being a MP Mr Singh is former Police Commissioner of Mumbai so it is unlikely that he would break the rule. And why the leader of opposition is exempt ? Who is she to get this honour?

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