The air of Delhi-NCR has become very toxic. For the past few days, it is becoming difficult to breathe in the open air. The level of pollution has reached the emergency level. The AQI has reached the level of 450. The situation has become so bad that the CAQM (Commission for Air Quality Management) in Delhi has implemented the fourth phase of GRAP. With this, now a lockdown has been imposed for many vehicles in Delhi. The government has now banned the entry of many vehicles in Delhi.
Which vehicles are banned? Everything has been banned except for essential services and service-related trucks. However, CNG and electric trucks have been exempted in this. Diesel trucks carrying light and medium goods have also been banned inside Delhi, trucks connected with essential services have been exempted. Diesel four-wheelers will be banned in Delhi and NCR. However, emergency vehicles have been exempted.
Can odd-even system be implemented? According to reports, if the level of pollution continues to increase in this way, then the government can once again implement the odd-even system.
There was a proposal to increase the frequency of buses and metro? In view of pollution, the third phase of GRAP was implemented on 29 October itself, under which people were told to use more and more public transport, so that the congestion of private vehicles on the road should be reduced, but till now DMRC and DTC No initiative has been taken from the side.
Explain that in view of the dangerous level of pollution, the industry which is not using clean fuel in NCR will remain closed. However, medicines and dairy have been exempted in this.
Why did the pollution increase? According to the Meteorological Department, pollution is increasing due to stubble burning in the north-west area, at this time the north-west winds are blowing, which are bringing with them the pollution of the stubble.