Air pollution: Ban on entry of trucks in Delhi extended

The ban on the entry of trucks in Delhi was imposed from 11 PM on November 9 after the pollution levels touched 'severe plus' category. The ban expired at 11 PM on November 12.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 14, 2017 9:12 pm
Air pollution: Ban on entry of trucks in Delhi extended The trucks lined up on the Badli in Jhajjar road after its ban on entry in Delhi on Saturday. November 11:express Photo

The ban on the entry of trucks in the national capital was on Tuesday extended till further orders due to fluctuating levels of air pollution, a senior Delhi government official said.

The ban on the entry of trucks in Delhi was imposed from 11 PM on November 9 after the pollution levels touched ‘severe plus’ category. The ban expired at 11 PM on November 12.

“The air pollution level kept fluctuating even after the prescribed period of ban on trucks. It has been extended till further orders and a notification to this effect has also been issued,” the official said.

The notification has asked the Delhi Traffic Police and the Municipal Corporations of Delhi to prohibit the entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles, except those carrying essential commodities, in the national capital.

As per the Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP) implemented in Delhi, the ban on entry of truck in Delhi comes into force when PM2.5 levels cross 300 microgramme per metre cube and PM10 levels rise over 500 microgramme per metere cube.

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