Netizens mock at Delhi government over curbs on plying of private vehicles

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi government has been mocked on social media over its decision that odd and even number vehicles will ply on alternate days in the national capital to bring down the pollution level.

The issue was trending on number three on Twitter with #DelhiOddEvenLogic.

Social media site Facebook and messaging app were also flooded with messages, pictures mocking the government’s decision.

“A fair Patel girl 23 years old with an even numbered car looking for a good pay scale boy with an odd numbered car,” tweeted a woman on the site.

“Delhi odd even logic can solve the whole Ram Mandir issue. On Odd days they should build a Temple. On even days they should build a Mosque,” tweeted another user.

Taking a dig at the 400 percent rise in salary of Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, one tweet said: “Got it. 400 percent salary hike of AAP MLAs is to buy both odd and even number cars to drive everyday.”

“Just in case you miss the deadline please leave your cars at the border… You will have valet services provided by the government,” another tweet said.

Disagreeing with the government’s decision, some women expressed their anger on social media, saying it would be a compromise with their security as they feel more safe in their own cars instead of public transport.

“Ask any woman in Delhi who drives. She drives because she feels safer in a car unlike public transportation.Sort that out,” wrote a woman on her Facebook page.

However, there were a few tweets which supported the government’s move.

“Fabulous idea. This will take time to seep down. But in the end, will lead to a better pollution-free Delhi,” said a tweet.

“The decision may be weird but unless we have a viable alternatives, I will support it. On second thoughts I agree,” wrote another Twitter user.

From January 1, private vehicles will be allowed to run on the streets on alternate days depending on whether their licence plates end in even or odd numbers.

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