Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai had said, “From November 27, only CNG-run and electric vehicles will be allowed to enter the national capital. All other vehicles will be banned till December 3.”
Entry of petrol and diesel vehicles has been banned in Delhi. Delhi’s air quality remains in the ‘very poor’ category.
New Delhi: In view of ‘very poor’ air quality in Delhi, only CNG-run and electric vehicles will be allowed to enter the city from Saturday (November 27), while all petrol and diesel transport will remain banned till December 3. ,
Delhi’s Environment and Forest Department on Saturday issued an order banning the entry of trucks, except for essential commodities, into the national capital till November 30.
The Delhi government had announced this measure on Wednesday (November 24) to tackle air pollution. After chairing a high-level meeting, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai had said, “Pollution levels in Delhi are coming down, leading to an improvement in the Air Quality Index (AQI) similar to the pre-Diwali days Delhi government has taken several measures. To maintain this. Entry of trucks and other vehicles except those involved in essential services from outside Delhi has been stopped.”
“From November 27, only CNG-powered and electric vehicles will be allowed to enter the national capital. All other vehicles will be banned till December 3,” IANS quoted him as saying.
Earlier on November 18, the Delhi government had banned the entry of all trucks (except those carrying essential commodities) from other states into the national capital till November 21.
The government has allowed schools and other educational institutions in Delhi to reopen from November 29.
In another attempt to control pollution, the Supreme Court on Wednesday banned construction activities in Delhi-NCR. “Meanwhile, as an interim measure and till further orders, we again impose restrictions on construction activities in NCR,” the top court said. However, non-polluting activities related to construction including plumbing work, interior decoration, electrical work and carpentry may continue.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI) slipped in the ‘very poor’ category to 368 on Friday morning, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).