New Delhi: The ‘Odd-Even’ traffic policy initiated by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the state, does not exempts lawmakers. Unaware of the provisions, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Satyapal Singh was intercepted by the Delhi Police for travelling in an even number plated car, despite January 1 being an odd day.
As a result, Satyapal Singh was forced to pay a fine of Rs 2,000 for violating the norms of the traffic policy. This comes as a major embarrassment for the Baghpat MP who had earlier served as Commissioner of Police in Mumbai before retiring.
The ‘Odd-Even’ traffic scheme was implemented from morning 8 AM. It has been enforced in a trial basis till January 15. Based on the initial feedback given by Delhi residents today, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal concluded that the scheme is a ‘success’.
However, former Police Commissioner (Traffic) of Delhi, Kiran Bedi, has however, refrained from branding the scheme as ‘successful’. “It’s too early to judge as we are heading towards weekend, schools are closed, people are still on holiday. Real test will begin next week,” she said.