To help improve air quality, Delhi has decided that only CNG and electric vehicles, with the exception of those engaged in essential services, will be permitted to enter the city starting November 27. Continue reading to learn more about how CNG and electric vehicles are permitted in Delhi.
According to Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai, the city is dealing with significant levels of air pollution, and the ban on vehicles running on alternative fuels would remain in place until December 3. Heavy freight vehicles carrying non-essential commodities have been prohibited from entering the city since November 22.
Schools were closed a week ago due to the life-threatening air quality issue, six of 11 power plants were shut down, and thousands of government employees were told to work from home or take public transportation. Schools, universities, and educational institutions in the national capital will resume on November 29th, according to the administration. Work from home for government offices will likewise halt on November 29, but the administration has asked that individuals take public transportation instead.
The air quality in Delhi has reverted to “very poor,” after a dramatic improvement the day before. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) fell to 330 today from 280 on Wednesday morning, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
Due to reduced visibility, the city’s 30 flights have been diverted, schools have been closed due to a public health emergency, and building activities have been prohibited. After Diwali, the Supreme Court of India banned the bursting of crackers, and cars with odd or even number plates are only permitted to drive on specific days. However, these are only temporary measures taken by the government to silence citizens’ voices.