After reaching the level of AQI 450 in the capital Delhi, there has been a situation like pollution emergency. In view of this, CAQM has issued orders. In this, large constructions like roads, and flyovers have also been banned.
New Delhi: In view of the pollution level in Delhi, the Center's Air Quality Commission (CAQM) has banned the entry of trucks other than electric and CNG trucks in the capital. Trucks carrying essential commodities have been exempted. Along with this, driving of diesel-powered light vehicles has also been banned in Delhi-NCR. BS-6, essential and emergency services vehicles have been exempted.
CAQM issued this order
Apart from essential goods, entry of diesel trucks other than essential goods in the capital will be banned, and CNG and electric trucks will be able to run. Medium and big vehicles will not be able to run inside the capital, only vehicles related to essential goods will be exempted.
Ban on BS-4 diesel vehicles in Rajdhani and cities adjoining Rajdhani.
Ban on industries which are not running on clean fuel, the exemption for emergency industries like milk, dairy, medicines and medical goods.
There is also a ban on the construction of major projects like highways, roads, flyovers, overbridges, power transmission and pipelines
In government and private offices, 50 per cent staff will work from home (it is up to the state government to implement the decision).
The state government can take a decision on completely closing the school, and college and running the vehicles on the odd-even system.
Gopal Rai called a high-level meeting
After the direction of CAQM to implement GRAP-4 in Delhi, Environment Minister Gopal Rai has called a high-level meeting. On Friday (November 4), a meeting will be held at the Delhi Secretariat at 12 noon under the chairmanship of Minister Gopal Rai. Officers related to the Environment Department and other related departments will be present in the meeting.