"More than 3,000 traffic police officials were deployed across the city following a well-drafted strategy and they have been specially briefed about the scheme," said a senior traffic police official.

The prosecution figures exceeded 100 in a few hours of the scheme being put into effect, sharp at 8 am today, the official said.

Thousands of Civil Defense volunteers were seen assisting police teams at several major stretches and intersections in the city, including the ITO junction which witnessed the first prosecution under the first-of-its-kind initiative.

"The offender, who was driving a car with its registration number ending with 2 (even), was prosecuted at the ITO intersection around 8.33 am, following which he was slapped with the stipulated Rs 2,000 fine," a traffic official said.

Persons stopped by police teams include a BJP lawmaker who was caught travelling in his SUV near India Gate. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi today once again appealed to people to cooperate with his force throughout the 15-day period during which the initiative will be in force.

"I appeal to people to cooperate with Delhi Traffic Police for 15 days," cited Bassi, assuring that adequate personnel have been deployed for implementation of the scheme throughout the city.

"Today's focus will largely be on educating people about the scheme. However, prosecution for violating the same shall be in place," he added.

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