New Delhi: Grappling to control worsened air quality from turning more toxic, the Delhi government on Wednesday announced to allow only those trucks and tempos that run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or are powered by battery to entre into the national capital from November 27, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said today.
Delhi has been reeling under high pollution levels post Diwali. To control the pollution, the city government on November 22 had banned the entry of heavy goods vehicles carrying non-essential items to combat air pollution.
The ban on the entry of trucks operating on other fuels into Delhi will continue till December 3, he said after a review meeting with senior officials.
Offline classes in schools, colleges, and other educational institutions – suspended due to high pollution levels – will resume from November 29, the minister said.
All government offices will open from Monday, he said, urging government staff to use public transport. Special buses will be deployed for them, Mr Rai added.
The Delhi government on Monday lifted the ban on construction and demolition activities as the air quality showed improvement.
On November 13, the city government had ordered the closure of all educational institutions in Delhi due to high air pollution levels.