Only CNG-run trucks, tempos can enter Delhi from Saturday

Delhi, which is battling high pollution levels, has announced measures to check the rise (Representational)

Highlight

  • The capital city is battling high levels of pollution
  • The ban will remain till December 3
  • Delhi lifted restrictions on construction and demolition activities on Monday

New Delhi:

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai today said that only Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered trucks and tempos will be allowed to enter Delhi from November 27, except those engaged in essential services. The capital city, which is battling high pollution levels, had on November 22 banned the entry of heavy goods vehicles carrying non-essential goods into the city to tackle air pollution.

After a review meeting with senior officials, he said the ban on entry of other fuel-powered trucks would remain in place till December 3.

The minister said offline classes in schools, colleges and other educational institutions – suspended due to high pollution levels – will resume from November 29.

All government offices will open from Monday, he said, urging government employees to use public transport. Special buses will be deployed for them, Mr Rai said.

The Delhi government on Monday lifted the ban on construction and demolition activities in view of the improvement in air quality.

On 13 November, the city government ordered the closure of all educational institutions in Delhi due to high air pollution levels.

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