New Delhi :  A day before its implementation on a full-fledged working day, the Delhi government on Sunday said that elaborate arrangements have been made to meet the “real challenge” as part of which volunteers will be using hidden cameras to take snaps of violators and additional police forces would be fielded to ensure its effective compliance.

Transport minister Gopal Rai on Sunday held a coordination committee meeting which was attended by senior officers from Traffic Police, Delhi Police, civil defence force, Metro officials and other agency heads engaged in implementation of the ambitious car-rationing scheme, which came into force on

January 1.

The government’s move to ask the volunteers, comprising civil defence personnel, NCC and NSS cadets, to click pictures assumes significance as they were initially asked to focus on mindset change by resorting to polite tactics like handing out roses.

“As we saw that on the first day of this pilot project, people came out with odd-numbered vehicles and on the second day on Saturday, even-numbered vehicles plied on the capital roads. This itself is an indication that the mindset of people for environment is changing and I salute all Delhiites for this 2 days’ success”, Gopal Rai said after the meeting here.

The government said that DTC would possibly ferry around 64 lakh commuters tomorrow onwards, much more than the usual figures, while Metro is expected to carry 32 lakh commuters against the previous data of 26 lakh daily.

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