Paresh Rawal fined Rs.2,000 for odd-even violation

New Delhi: BJP MP and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal was fined Rs.2,000 for breaking the odd-even traffic scheme here on Monday. He apologized: “Made a serious blunder… Sorry Arvindji and Delhiites.”

The actor was challaned in the morning for travelling in an even-numbered car (DL9C AE1914) while going to parliament.

The BJP MP not only paid the fine but posted the challan receipt on his Twitter handle. “Made a serious blunder… Sorry to Arvindji and Delhiites,” he tweeted, referring to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Sharad Aggarwal told IANS: “Paresh Rawal paid the challan in cash when he was caught at the Parliament Street circle.”

Rawal was in his personal car with an even number plate. Monday being April 25, only vehicles with odd number plates were allowed to ply on the roads in the national capital.

The Delhi government had announced a special DTC bus service for MPs to reach parliament, which resumed its budget session on Monday.

The second phase of the odd-even scheme, from April 15 to 30, is aimed at battling pollution. The first phase ran from January 1 to 15.