New Delhi: Civil defence volunteers, who were deployed at over 200 locations in the city, today took to 'Gandhgiri' by offering roses to those violating the odd-even car-rationing scheme being implemented for 15 days to bring down pollution level in the national capital.
The government has deployed 5,000 civil defence volunteers who have been given the task of encouraging motorists to follow odd-even rules. During the first phase of the road-rationing plan, around 4,000 volunteers had been deployed.
The government has deployed them with rose stems in their hands across the national capital to request violators to follow odd-even rules. In view of soaring temperature, volunteers have also been provided with facilities of sheds, umbrellas and caps to beat the heat.
An official said that 5,000 volunteers have been deployed along with traffic police and the enforcement wing of the transport department in each assembly segment of the national capital at major traffic lights.
Fewer vehicles were seen today on the roads as there was a holiday because of Ram Navami and Saturday and Sunday follow. The effect of the scheme will be felt on Monday as office goers and school children step out to reach their destinations....