The air of Delhi-NCR became extremely dangerous, the guidelines of the fourth phase of Grap apply, know what will be the changes
Delhi NCR Air Pollution Issue: Pollution problem continues in Delhi-NCR. On Thursday, the air here reached a very dangerous level. In view of the threat, the Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) on Thursday decided to implement various measures and restrictions under the fourth phase of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in view of the deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR. These restrictions will come into effect from today. Let us know what will happen in the fourth phase and what will not.
Measures prescribed under the fourth phase
- Ban on plying of four wheeler diesel light motor vehicles in Delhi-NCR; BS-6, essential and emergency services vehicles have been exempted.
- Ban on entry of trucks other than electric and CNG powered trucks in Delhi. Vehicles carrying essential commodities have been exempted.
- Ban on construction and demolition work in ‘linear public projects’ like highways, flyovers, overbridges, power transmission, pipelines in Delhi-NCR.
- All industries that do not run on clean fuel in NCR have been ordered to shut down, even in areas that do not have PNG infrastructure and supply other than fuel as per the standard list of approved fuels for NCR. However, industries such as milk and dairy units and those involved in the manufacture of life-saving medical devices or instruments, drugs and medicines will be exempted from these restrictions.
- State governments should decide on the odd-even scheme for closure of schools, non-emergency business activities, vehicles.
- Central, state governments can decide to allow work from home for their employees.
- Ban on diesel-run medium and heavy goods vehicles registered in Delhi in the capital. Those carrying essential commodities and providing essential services have been exempted.
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