The national capital is experiencing a sharp decline in air pollution. Due to the deteriorating air quality, Delhi has been placed in GRAP stage IV, which prohibits the use of some vehicles. A fine of Rs 20,000 will be assessed for violating the Delhi government’s prohibition on the operation of certain cars due to the increase in pollution.
“Violating these curbs can attract a fine of Rs 20,000 under the Motor Vehicles Act,” said an official.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board and SAFAR, a forecasting organization under the Ministry of Earth and Sciences, stubble burning accounted for 30% of the PM2.5 pollution in the city, and Delhi’s air quality remained “severe” for the second day in a row.
The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) suggested anti-pollution regulations that the Delhi government has chosen to put into action, including a ban on non-BS VI diesel-run light motor vehicles.
Additionally, only diesel trucks transporting critical goods or offering important services would be permitted admission into Delhi.
The Transport Department issued a directive, allowing all CNG and electric trucks to enter Delhi.
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Except for those transporting necessary goods or offering vital services, Delhi-registered diesel-powered medium, and heavy cargo vehicles would not be permitted to operate in Delhi.
Daily News Post, 05-11-22