It is holding because of sustained patrol and manning by the Traffic Police; their vans now glide down the streets, hustling autos or bikes which block the street or try to violate the one-way system.
Even the recalcitrant hawkers have been pushed to the edge of the recently-revamped pavement and any attempt to spread further on to the street is squashed on the spot.
A simple system has been created for scooters and bikes to be parked only in certain zones on the street.
All this is allowing for smoother flow of traffic one-way, though violators continue to create blocks. However, mada streets have to have its cattle; they wander in in the evenings – nobody seems to challan them.