First Monday after the Odd-Even rule and Delhi roads are jammed like hell. Most people have reported traffic during the morning rush hour and say they want the Odd-Even Rule back. What do you have to say about it? How many of you want the Odd-Even rule back? Cast your vote and do share your opinions and suggestions below. You will have to login / sign up first by clicking the link on the top right of this page first.
YES! I want the Odd-Even rule to come back. It may not have done much by way of reducing pollution, but it certainly did wonders in reducing travel times and congestion on the roads. Although my main car is an odd-numbered car, I was happy coming in early (before 8 am) and leaving late (after 8 pm) on even days. Not only did it help reduce congestion on the road, it also meant more hours / more productive time in office. What the rule did was to spread out the peak hour traffic from 7 am to 11 am instead of from 9 am to 11 am. However, public transport is still a problem. During the trial period I used the metro once - it was pretty crowded and last mile connectivity was a problem. I also used Uber twice, but it does turn out to be significantly more expensive, given that most of the time Uber / Ola are running on surge pricing during office hours. #Iwantodd-evenback
I support the odd-even scheme, but not for what it is advertised as. The odd-even scheme did not affect the pollution levels in the city whatsoever - but it did make driving in the city so much more better. I wish the establishment (including the government and the courts) would stop penalising car owners, and get a better picture on why the city is reeling from pollution. Back to grind for those who travel to/from/through Delhi - I can only empathise.
Although there was almost no change in the pollution level, but traffic and travel times were reduced significantly. During the odd-even days, it used to take me just an hour to reach office in the morning but today it took me 2 hours and 15 minutes I can't even imagine what will be condition in the evening when I head back home.
Rhythem Raswant, I think you and me will both agree that it is time the odd-even is planned better and integrated with the city's planning policies for the future. This morning, the first day of 'regular' traffic was colliding with the strike called on by some of the taxi unions and owners. The exits towards Haryana and UP were blocked by these protesters and as a result, all the main roads were blocked for almost 6 hours. There were massive hold-ups on the NH8, which created jams on both the Ring Roads. I took over 3 hours to reach Chanakyapuri from Noida. This is a distance of 35 kms which usually takes about 45 mins in normal traffic conditions!! With this heat, traffic, pollution and the great governance, I am seriously wondering where this city is heading..