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As AQI improves, restrictions are lifted — what is allowed, what isn’t

The decision was taken as the AQI improved from 381 on Saturday to 339 on Sunday.

Officials attributed the dip in pollution level to the change in wind direction from north-westerly to south-easterly. (File)

With Delhi’s air quality improving within the very poor category again on Sunday, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has withdrawn in order banning BSIII and BS IV diesel vehicles from city roads. It also lifted the restrictions imposed on trucks carrying non-essential items and goods vehicles.

The decision was taken as the AQI improved from 381 on Saturday to 339 on Sunday.

What is allowed:

1. Diesel cars that are not BS Vi compliant can now run on Delhi roads again

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2. Trucks carrying non-essential items can enter the city

3. Commercial goods vehicles carrying non-essentials items can run inside the city

4. Construction projects such as highways, roads, flyovers etc can restart

5. Orders issued by offices for Work from Home can be withdrawn

What is still not allowed:

1. Construction and demolition expect for activities mentioned above will not be allowed


2. Diesel generators will not be used, unless it is for emergency services such as medical facilities, lifts, Metro, railway, projects of national importance etc.

3. Use of coal in eateries for tandoors ovens. In industrial areas in the NCR that do not have PNG supply, industries not running on approved fuels can only operate five days a week.

First published on: 06-11-2022 at 19:49 IST
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