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Vijay Goel violates odd-even rule in Delhi, fined Rs 4,000 by traffic cops

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New Delhi, Nov 04: BJP leader Vijay Goel on Monday violated the odd-even scheme in Delhi, by moving out in an odd-numbered car.

Vijay Goel

"I will pay the challan. It is a symbolic protest. Arvind Kejriwal has failed as a chief minister to control the pollution in Delhi," Vijay Goel said after receiving the challan of Rs 4,000.

Countering Goel, Ajay Maken tweeted, "MP Vijay Goel is a lawmaker. As a lawmaker, how can he deliberately break the law?"

    BJPs Vijay Goel deliberately violates odd-even scheme

    "This scheme is just a gimmick, they (Delhi Govt) themselves say pollution is due to stubble burning, then how does this scheme help? I am ready to pay the fine for violation," he said.

    The odd-even scheme, an anti-pollution measure, kicked in from 8 am on Monday in the city, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging people to follow it for the sake of their family and kids.

    Delhi: As Odd-even rule kicks in, traffic Police fines driver for breaking rules

    Under the scheme, apart from exempted categories, only those non-transport four-wheeled vehicles will ply on the roads which have registration numbers ending with an even digit, today.

    Authorities have announced a public health emergency in the national capital. Schools have been shut in Delhi and Noida till Tuesday.

    The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of the city at 7:30 am stood at 439, which falls in the "severe" category. An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'.

    An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.

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