"We are glad that people are following the rule", said Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai, who took a bus ride from Delhi Secretariat and back via Delhi Gate, Connaught Place, Patel Chowk and ITO. There were speculations and doubts about what would happen today when all the offices open. Some people feared that public transport may be overcrowded today or there may be violations by drivers, but we have not noticed any such thing", the minister added.

The minister spoke with a few commuters at the Patel Chowk metro station in the heart of the capital to know if people were facing any problems. "On the basis of the feedback I got, I can say that people are not facing any problem so far", Rai said.

The 15-day odd-even scheme started on January 1 and aims to put odd numbered vehicles on the roads on odd dates and even numbered vehicles on even dates. This takes effect daily from 8 am to 8 pm except on Sundays when the scheme is not operational.

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