The second phase of the fortnight-long odd-even scheme on Friday rolled out in Delhi with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealing to the people of the city to join hands and make the road-rationing plan a success.
Odd even starts today. Lets all join hands and resolve to make it a success.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 15, 2016
Kejriwal and his party couldn't have asked for a better start with an overwhelmingly positive response from Delhiites
Happy to be part of #OddEvenDobara - so far so good. Delhi has shown it has the will to solve the crisis.— Mayank Aggarwal (@journomayank) April 15, 2016
The second phase of the #OddEven "experiment" can now be declared the greatest success in the history of successful things— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) April 15, 2016
Even Kejriwal's political rivals welcomed it
People are delighted about empty roads even during peak hours
However, one also has to keep in mind that few vehicles were expected anyway for the first three days as it is a holiday on Friday for Ram Navami followed by the weekend.
The effect of the scheme will be felt on Monday as officer goers and school children step out to reach their destination
Cops were busy monitoring number plates with 500 Challans being issued in the first five hours
Interestingly, some people welcomed this initiative not because it'll reduce the pollution levels, but because it'll cut down on traffic
They were ofcourse the naysayers, who ridiculed the scheme
Citizens may offer better solutions for pollution:Bike lanes,better public transport/BRT,than gimmicks like odd/evenhttps://t.co/sqB8f3hOeW— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) April 15, 2016
Commitment to #OddEven will be skin deep till Delhi Govt functionaries and officials totally shed cars & car pools - luxury of resourceful.— BS Bassi (@BhimBassi) April 15, 2016
It'll be criminal to miss the funny ones...
If Fan collections are low in the capital, SRK can use the excuse, "only Odd people saw the movie"#OddEvenBegins— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) April 15, 2016
Left: Delhi before OddEvenRight: Delhi after #OddEven #OddEvenBegins cc: @ArvindKejriwal sir pic.twitter.com/jujTUNwyRC— चार लोग (@WoCharLog) April 15, 2016