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Delhi govt lifts curb on BS-III, BS-IV vehicles today as air quality improves

BS-4 diesel and BS-3 petrol vehicles will be able to run in Delhi from today, but there has been no significant improvement in the pollution level. The air quality remained in the "very poor" category on Sunday with an AQI reading of 303.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Owners of BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel four-wheelers will now be able to take their vehicles out on the roads of Delhi as the restrictions imposed on them ended on Sunday amid rising pollution levels. However, a Delhi government official said a meeting would be held on Monday to decide whether the restrictions should continue.

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A Delhi government official said, “The restrictions were in place till November 13 and they have not been extended yet. The AQI (air quality index) in the city has remained stable in the last four days. To discuss what should be done There is a meeting on Monday.”

Air quality remain in poor category
BS-4 diesel and BS-3 petrol vehicles will be able to run in Delhi from today, but there has been no significant improvement in the level of pollution. The air quality remained in the “very poor” category on Sunday with an AQI reading of 303. Delhi’s PM2. 5 has increased to 24%. The wind is expected to remain “very poor” for the next two days.

Explain that Environment Minister Gopal Rai had said on Monday, “BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel four-wheelers will be banned in Delhi under the third phase of the Graded Response Action Plan.” In this episode, the Transport Department had said in an order on Monday that if found driving a vehicle in violation of the rule, a case would be prosecuted under the Motor Vehicles Act, in which a fine of Rs 20,000 could be imposed.

The order also stated that emergency services and vehicles deployed for government and election-related work will not come under the purview of the ban. The transport department had said in its order, “As per the instructions given under Phase III of the revised GRAP, there will be a ban on plying of BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel light motor vehicles (four wheelers). This instruction will be effective from 13 November will be applicable till

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