Satyapal Singh
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BJP lawmaker Satyapal Singh was among the offenders who violated the odd-even rule in Delhi on the first day itself.

The former Mumbai police commissioner, who was found driving an even-numbered car, was slapped with a fine of Rs 2,000. The Baghpat MP was stopped by the Traffic Police near India Gate.

The odd-even traffic policy does not exempt lawmakers. Only women, two-wheelers, CNG cars, VIPs and medical emergencies are exempted from the scheme.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal opted to car-pool with Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Transport Minister Gopal Rai on his odd-numbered car. 

Kejriwal said the people of Delhi have accepted the intiative with "an open heart".

Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain came to Secretariat in an e-rickshaw as his car was even-numbered.

Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra, despite having an odd-numbered car, chose to take his motorbike and told reporters he would not take his car for the next 15 days.

Civil Defence volunteers held placards saying "I will make Delhi pollution-free" and gave flowers to offenders. They are not allowed to stop violators.