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Delhi pollution: LG says trucks will enter city only after midnight till 31 Jan

News Agencies | First published: 16 November 2016, 8:21 IST
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Delhi pollution: LG says trucks will enter city only after midnight till 31 Jan (Photo: PTI)

As part of measures to curb air pollution in the capital, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung ordered that trucks coming from other states will be allowed to enter Delhi only after midnight till 31 January next year.

Although the LG has lifted a ban on construction and demolition activity imposed last week, the ban on firecrackers and diesel generating sets will continue in the city.

Jung held a review meeting on condition of air pollution which was attended by PWD minister Satyendar Jain, Environment minister Imran Hussain and others. The last meeting had been chaired by him on November 7 where LG had ordered to de-register diesel vehicles older than 15 years.

"The LG has ordered Transport Department to allow entry of trucks in Delhi only after midnight till 31 January, 2017 to bring down air pollution level," an official said.

At present, trucks coming from other states are allowed in the national capital from 11 PM onwards. In yesterday's meeting, the Lt Governor was informed by Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPPC) that it has recorded 1/3rd fall in PM 10 levels and 1/4th in PM 2.5 level in the last week.

"In view of loss of income to daily wage labourers, the LG has lifted the ban imposed in construction and demolition activity in the city. However, ban will continue on firecrackers and diesel generators sets.

"Jung has instructed to take action against violators of ban on firecrackers, particularly during marriage season," the LG office said in a statement.

 
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