Conducted by LocalCircles, a citizen engagement platform, the survey found that during the first 10 days, a vast majority of people said either they used public transportation, including autos and taxis, or their second car.

Only 8 percent opted for car-pooling and 9 percent used a bike. The platform claims it is connected with more than one million citizens across India, and to the five questions that formed a part of the survey on the first 10 days of the odd-even policy, the respondents ranged between 11,785 and 13,971.

To a question "Should the odd-even policy be extended beyond January 15", over half the 12,918 respondents said no, while the rest seemed okay for its extension. Those who wanted to or not to buy another car were evenly matched, and 15 percent had vehicles with both registrations.

To another question on how people managed to commute during the first 10 days of the policy, only 8 percent of the 11,831 respondents said they pooled their cars. The largest share of the people, 44 percent, used public transport, 9 percent used a bike and 39 percent had cars for both days.

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