A thousand more traffic police personnel were deployed on second day of the odd-even scheme even as more volunteers came out in the streets encouraging Delhiites to support the Delhi government’s ambitious drive to curb air pollution and vehicular congestion in the city.
The traffic flow which was relatively less in the morning increased noon onwards with volunteers on roads ensuring plying of even cars.
“1000 more officials were deployed today because the traffic police could not operate at its optimum capacity yesterday, as large number of police officials were deployed on the road till 3 AM on the intervening night of new year,” a senior police official said.
While the school children who took the awareness campaign lead yesterday, were not seen today, more civil defence volunteers were seen on busy stretches holding posters and guiding the public to abide by the rules.
“More civil defence volunteers were deployed than yesterday to educate to make the motorists aware of the road-rationing plan and its modalities,” a government official said.
Carpooling and cycling were endorsed by Delhiites on social media as they posed for pictures at public hangouts like India Gate and Connaught Place on the weekend.