To reduce air pollution in the capital, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has suggested an alternative scheme to odd-even — ‘last-digit automobile rationing’ scheme — to the Delhi government.
Schools in the capital were shut Friday on the occasion of Ram Navami.
To ensure implementation, police had chosen over 200 intersections in the city where 2,000 officials were deployed in teams of three to ten depending upon the volume of traffic.
The exemption granted to certain VIPs as well as two-wheelers would also continue in the forthcoming phase, said Transport Minister Gopal Rai.
The DPCC will also monitor the ambient air quality, and levels of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 and PM 10, at 119 locations in and around Delhi.
Experts say Ozone levels go up with the rise in temperatures, as the gas is formed from a photochemical reaction which needs high sunlight. “Ozone does not have any source of its own.
There will be circular roads as well as straight routes for DTC buses.
There is always scope for improvement, like getting things done faster… In the first year, I wanted to focus on infrastructure and bring it up to speed.
The direction came while hearing a plea seeking ban on three-wheelers running on two-stroke engine and quadricycles on the ground that they cause pollution.
Of the 3,019 people tested, 1,037 were found to have restrictive or obstructive lung function ailments, said Dr Suneela Garg, professor of community medicine in Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC)
In conversation with C R Garg Managing Director, DTC.
The AAP government has been promising 1,000 new buses for Delhi this year.
For 15 days of the recent road-rationing policy, men and machines of Delhi Transport Corporation ran full tilt, stretched unlike before, according to insiders.
Addressing a ‘thanksgiving’ rally on the “grand success” of the pilot road-rationing scheme, Kejriwal said the experiment saw nearly “100 per cent” participation by Delhiites.
Traffic headed to South Delhi was sluggish on the intersection of Ashram and Sarai Kale Khan, with vehicles crawling upto Maharani Bagh.