Due to pollution in the national capital Delhi, the situation is very bad since the past several days. Delhi and the central government have taken many important steps to reduce pollution, but there has been no complete relief.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has banned the entry of petrol-diesel commercial cars into the capital from 27th November. Accordingly, from tomorrow till 3rd December, commercial vehicles of petrol and diesel will not be able to enter Delhi.
Sharing the information, Minister in Delhi Government Gopal Rai said, "Only CNG and EV vehicles will be allowed to enter Delhi. However, vehicles related to essential commodities will also be allowed to enter. It must be noted that the Supreme Court had banned the construction activities while ordering contrary to the decision of the Delhi government.
Gopal Rai said that instructions have been issued to the Labor Department to prepare a plan to provide financial assistance to the workers affected by the ban. Rai said, "We have decided to ban construction and demolition activities again from Thursday. The re-implementation of the ban will cause inconvenience to the workers. Hence, we will provide them with financial assistance. We have informed the labor department in this regard and they have been instructed to prepare a plan on the same."
The air quality in the capital remained toxic even on Friday. According to SAFAR, the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi remains at 339, which falls in the 'very poor' category. Earlier, this AQI had crossed 400 on the previous day.
Non-polluting construction activities like plumbing work, interior designing, electrical work, and carpentry work are allowed after the Supreme Court order. The ban on construction and demolition activities was lifted on Monday in view of the improvement in air quality and inconvenience caused to workers. A few days later, the Supreme Court again imposed the ban.
At the same time, the Delhi government has decided to resume classes in schools, colleges, and other educational institutions and reopen government offices from 29th November. The ban on entry of trucks, except those engaged in essential services, will continue till 3rd December 3. However, "CNG and electric trucks will be allowed to enter Delhi from 27th November."