Petrol and diesel sales have dropped nearly a quarter in Delhi in the week following the launch of the odd-even road rationing policy that allows private cars to ply on city roads only on alternate days as per the last digit in their registration numbers, according to petrol pump owners.
Nitin Goyal, a petrol pump owner, said the volume at his station at Karkardooma in East Delhi has fallen nearly 25% since the odd-even formula was rolled out on January 1. Cars account for about 40% of his sales and bikes for the balance. “But pumps dependent more on cars have seen a steeper fall,” said Goyal. The odd-even rule doesn’t restrict bikes.