The level of pollution in Delhi-NCR had increased a lot in the past, but for the time being there is a relief that gradually the air of Delhi seems to be improving. This morning the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi has been recorded at 347 i.e. ‘poor category’. Noida (UP) has 331 in ‘very poor’ category and Gurugram (Haryana) has 309 in ‘very poor’ category.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has removed many restrictions, work from home has been abolished, restrictions on construction works have been removed.
Environment Minister Gopal Rai in Delhi Government said that, amending the instructions of Work from Home, work is being done in full capacity in the offices from today. The ban on construction work related to highways, roads, flyovers, overbridges, pipelines has been removed.
For the last 2 days, there is a rapid improvement in pollution inside Delhi. The restrictions of Phase 4 in Delhi are being removed. The ban on the entry of trucks has also been removed.Gopal Rai, Environment Minister
He said that, “Primary schools will be opened from 9th and the ban on open activity in classes above that is also being removed.”
Not only this, the ban on non-BS6 diesel vehicles in Delhi has also been removed and the order of closure of industries has been withdrawn.
Which vehicles will get entry?
The ban on non-BS6 diesel vehicles in Delhi has also been removed. This means that the ban on vehicles with BS-3 and BS-4 engines has been lifted. BS stands for Bharat Stage and it shows the pollution caused by vehicles. It is through BS that the Government of India measures the pollution caused by the smoke coming out of the engine of vehicles. The BS standard is set by the Central Pollution Control Board. Pollution is less from BS-4 engine as compared to BS-3 engine.
Let us tell you that, according to the decision of the Supreme Court, the sale of vehicles with BS-3 engine was banned in India from 1 April 2017.
The Indian Agricultural Research Institute has said that the incidents of stubble burning in Punjab have come down drastically compared to the previous day (2,817) and have come down to just 599. The Ministry of Earth Sciences said that, according to ‘SAFAR’, the share of stubble burning in Delhi’s PM 2.5 pollutants has come down from 21% on Saturday to 18% on Sunday.
Restriction removed in Noida too
Due to pollution in Noida, adjacent to Delhi, online education was started by closing schools from class 1 to class VIII. Now the District Officer has said in his new order that, from November 9, the schools of the children will open. District Magistrate Gautam Budh Nagar in his order has given strict instructions to the officers to control pollution.