There has been an improvement in the air of Delhi. Due to the relief in pollution, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has decided to lift the ban of GRAP 4. He announced that there will no longer be a ban on the entry of trucks and small goods carriers in Delhi. The decision of Work From Home in Delhi has also been withdrawn. Now government and private offices will continue to work at full strength as before. Apart from this, CNG bus service will also continue to run in Delhi.
He told that the ban on private construction and demolition under Grape 3 will continue even further. However, construction of railway, metro, station, airport, defence, hospital etc. will be possible. Similarly, the ban on BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel vehicles will continue in Delhi. Minister Gopal Rai said that the level of pollution in Delhi had crossed 450 in the last days. Because of which CAQM had given instructions to implement Phase 4 of GRAP. After this, various activities were banned in Delhi under Phase 4. In this, where the entry of trucks was stopped in Delhi, primary schools were closed.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the Average Air Quality Index (AQI) of NCR has improved for the third consecutive day on 07 November. Delhi's AQI has been recorded today (Monday), on the morning of 7 November, 326, which was recorded 339 on the previous day. According to the Meteorological Department, the change in the direction of the winds has brought relief from pollution.