The Second Phase of Odd-Even initiative began on April 15 in the national capital.

Over 1,300 challans were issued on the first day of the implementation of the car-rationing scheme.

However, the real test of the initiative began on Monday morning as the schools and offices reopened after the extended weekend.

Even as the Delhi government deployed its fleet of 4,000 buses and metro increased its trips to accommodate more passengers, heavy traffic was seen in stretches near Akshardham, ITO and C-Hexagon near the India Gate  in the morning hours.

While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal carpooled to his office with Transport Minister Gopal Rai, BJP MP Vijay Goel was fined Rs. 3,500 for wilfully breaking the restrictions.