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Delhi-NCR Pollution: Smog spread far and wide in the air, will the final phase of GRAP be implemented in Delhi-NCR?

New DelhiPollution in Delhi-NCR is not taking its name. Like Monday, a long sheet of smog was seen on Tuesday as well. There is no hope of getting relief from this poisonous air spread in Fiza. If this is the case, then the last step of the GRAP can also be applied. As per CPCB data on Tuesday morning, Anand Vihar recorded AQI of 400. Talking about NCR, the situation is more or less the same in Noida as well. The Air Quality Index in Sector 62 is also at 400. Talking about Gurugram-Faridabad, AQI 416 and 417 were noted here and 358 in Ghaziabad.


Even today haze spreads in Delhi-NCR
The beginning of November in Delhi-NCR has also started amidst haze and poisonous air. On Monday, Delhi’s AQI had even crossed the 500 mark at one point. According to the latest report received by the CPCB on Tuesday, the AQI in Delhi’s Anand Vihar is at 400, while in Noida Sector 62, the figure has crossed 400. Talking about Gurugram-Faridabad, the AQI was recorded at 416 and 417 and 358 in Ghaziabad.

air quality index of noida
AQI of Ghaziabad
Gurugram's AQI

The last phase of GRAP may be implemented, what will be the restrictions
As per CAQM, the final phase of GRAP will be implemented on the basis of AQI forecast. That status doesn’t appear right now. Apart from pollution forecast, information about AQI forecast is issued by IITM Pune. This possibility holds for the next two days. For example, in the AQI forecast released on Tuesday, the AQI forecast for October 2 and 3 has been issued. According to this, the AQI of the capital on Wednesday can be around 350 and on November 3, around 325. In such a situation, the last phase of GRAP is not being implemented at present. This AQI forecast will be implemented when the AQI is expected to go to 450 or more.

Will there be restrictions in the last phase of Grap?

– Only trucks carrying essential goods will be able to come to the capital (Exemption to CNG and electric trucks)

– Medium and large trucks running on diesel will not be able to run (exemption to trucks connected with the supply of essential goods)

– Prohibition on diesel-run cars in Delhi and its connected cities (exemption for BS-VI and vehicles connected with essential services)

– All industries using fuel other than PNG closed in NCR, whether there is PNG supply or not

Public projects also closed due to construction and demolition. It also includes works related to highways, roads, flyovers, overbridges, power transmission, pipelines etc.

The state governments of Delhi-NCR can decide that 50 percent of the workers in their offices and private offices should be given work from home.

The central government can also decide that it should implement work from home in its office.

State governments can take decisions related to schools, colleges, institutions, odd-even on vehicles etc.

How will pollution be next?
According to SAFAR, the pollution has increased due to the slowing of the wind speed. Pollution will remain at very poor to severe level for the next three days. According to IITM Pune, pollution will remain in severe condition on November 2. After this, on November 3 and 4, it will reach a very bad condition. After this, it will remain in very bad condition for the next six days.

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