The Delhi government has decided to start the second phase of Odd-Even phase experiment in tackling the traffic and pollution of the city. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, tweeted early today to ask people to join hands and resolve to make the program a success.
The first phase of that Odd-Even traffic control began January 1st, this year. 5,000 civil defence volunteers will be there to monitor the traffic along with 400 ex-servicemen and 2,000 traffic police personnel to take care of the entire situation. As today is Ram Navami, the rules will be difficult to follow. Rs 2,000 has been marked as a punishment for breaking the law.
Transport Minister Gopal Rai said
“We will deploy 400 newly hired ex-servicemen besides the 180 transport department personnel already on enforcement duty. The ex-servicemen will be deployed in mobile teams with powers to challan violators.”
Transport Minister Gopal Rai confirmed the DMRC two more trains, which would lead to increased trips during the odd-even rule. The pollution meter near the Delhi secretariat was to be quite is satisfactory.
Delhi is divided into 11 zones with 10 sectors in each to conduct the programme, and three teams of enforcement personnel have been deployed in each sector for rule and safety issue.
“The teams will be changing positions every day within their sector, keeping vigil on inner roads and streets where violators are likely to drive to escape main road junctions,”
Informs Gopal Rai.
Delhi government has ensured to give required protection to the civil defence volunteers by giving them caps and umbrellas and sufficient water for the 5,331 volunteers which is 1,331 more than last time.
“It is summer time and we do not want anyone to fall ill. The task of standing on roads, giving flowers and spreading awareness will be an exacting one. So we appeal to NGOs, RWAs and others to boost their morale. The government is providing as many services as possible for them. We are also thinking about providing lemonade. The civil defence volunteers will be doing Gandhigiri, spreading awareness and offering flowers to those who do not obey the rules. They do not have the power to challan.”
They are also taking care of the emergency zone. According to Gopal Rai
“The priority areas will be all ISBTs, stations, hospitals, markets, lower courts, border entry points, educational institutions, major road junctions, airport premises and all government official areas”
How much, this time, the project gets success only time will tell.