New Delhi: This man made headlines when he became the first prosecution for violating Delhi government's odd-even scheme which was rolled out on Friday.
The offender was fined at ITO junction, about 33 minutes after the restrictions became operational at 8 am today.
He was slapped with the stipulated Rs 2,000 fine.
According to news agency PTI, the offender told police that he was heading towards his office and there was no convenient transportation facility from his residence near Pari Chowk, the intersection between NOIDA and Greater NOIDA, said a senior traffic official.
"The offender, who was driving a car with its registration number ending with 2 (even), was prosecuted at the ITO intersection around 8.33 am," the official said.
"The offender claimed that he knew about the restrictions but had no other option," said the official.
As the much-debated odd-even scheme restricting movement of private cars in the national capital was rolled out today, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi once again appealed to people to cooperate with his force throughout the 15 days.
Under the scheme, private cars having odd registration numbers will be allowed to ply on odd dates and those with even numbers on even dates.
(With PTI inputs)