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Do you want the Odd-Even Rule Back?

Do you want the Odd-Even Rule Back?

Do you want the Odd-..

  • 18 Jan 2016, 3993 Views

Rhythem Raswant

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Member: 04 Jan, 2016

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  • 18 Jan 2016, 11:06 am
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.

Roshun

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  • 18 Jan 2016, 11:14 am
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

CorsaVeloce

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  • 18 Jan 2016, 11:19 am
YES!! a thousand times over! I can really use lesser traffic on my 100-km daily commute!

Shreyans

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  • 18 Jan 2016, 12:31 pm
Hell yeah! The odd-even rule was the best thing to happen to Delhi traffic in a long long time. I hope they do away with the exception for commercial vehicles when they roll it out the next time.

MotuSid

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  • 18 Jan 2016, 12:50 pm
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.

Rhythem Raswant

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Member: 04 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 139

  • 18 Jan 2016, 3:48 pm
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

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  • 11 Feb 2016, 4:56 pm
Oh yes! The Odd-Even Rule is making a comeback in April. 2 wheelers still exempted due to lack of public transport. Now let's see how delhites react to this. A good step by Kejru and friends

MotuSid

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  • 11 Feb 2016, 5:42 pm ( 1 Photo )
Right - and its being marketed as a pollution reducing method AGAIN. Sheesh!

Roshun

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  • 11 Feb 2016, 6:05 pm
Oh well, here's to waking up early again. Be in office before 8 every alternate day :-)

Rhythem Raswant

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  • 11 Feb 2016, 6:18 pm
Hahaha, who cares about the pollution, I just care about less traffic

konarktyagi

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  • 12 Feb 2016, 1:17 pm
Not a fan of the Odd-even scheme simply because it doesn't solve the pollution problem !

NikilSJ

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  • 12 Feb 2016, 1:50 pm
konarktyagi well what about congestion? Don't you think the streets of Delhi need lesser cars?

konarktyagi

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  • 12 Feb 2016, 2:14 pm
Well IMO the odd-even scheme isn't a proper solution for that. Yes, Delhi streets are congested but the authorities need to think of a better plan to tackle that !

NikilSJ

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  • 12 Feb 2016, 3:57 pm
konarktyagi Like higher taxes for people who drive a diesel Skoda Laura

Rhythem Raswant

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  • 12 Feb 2016, 4:57 pm
Hahaha NikilSJ good one.....Also premium insurance renewal charges konarktyagi

konarktyagi

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  • 12 Feb 2016, 5:36 pm
NikilSJ Haha I have the 110bhp one or as CorsaVeloce says the 'detuned' one so let's just assume that my car's carbon footprints are well in control.

konarktyagi

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  • 12 Feb 2016, 5:38 pm
Rhythem Raswant Yea that too, I got a quote of almost 35k from Icici !

CorsaVeloce

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  • 2 May 2016, 9:45 pm
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..

Rhythem Raswant

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Member: 04 Jan, 2016

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  • 3 May 2016, 10:56 am
@corsaveloce Totally agree with you bro.

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