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Delhi Pollution: GRAP-4 order withdrawn after reduction in pollution, ban on diesel vehicles lifted in Delhi

Air Pollution: After the fourth phase of GRAP, the Delhi government had ordered the closure of schools up to primary as well.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Delhi-NCR Pollution News: The Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) has revoked the restrictions of GRAP-4 from Delhi and the National Capital Region due to low pollution. Now the restrictions of the third phase of GRAP will remain in force. New orders were issued on Sunday (November 6). The situation will be monitored and reviewed through all relevant agencies across NCR to ensure that the AQI level does not go beyond the ‘severe’ category.

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Due to rising pollution in Delhi-NCR, the central panel had on November 3 implemented the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) Phase-4 in the national capital. which has now been withdrawn. The Air Quality Management Commission said the ban on plying of non-BS VI diesel-powered light motor vehicles in Delhi-NCR, the ban order on the entry of trucks into the national capital, has been withdrawn.

“Under the Graded Action Plan, all trucks, except those providing essential goods or services or running on CNG or electricity, were prohibited from entering Delhi from Noida. There will also be a ban on the entry of BS-3 (Petrol) and BS-4 (Diesel) light four wheelers from Noida border into Delhi. The advisory further said, “Entry is prohibited except for diesel powered medium goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles engaged in essential goods and services.”

The government had given these orders

After the fourth phase of GRAP, the Delhi government had ordered the closure of schools up to primary. Along with this, work from home orders were also issued for 50% of the employees in government offices. Now the Delhi government will take a decision on implementing GRAP-3 and removing these restrictions under GRAP-4.

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Pollution increased after Diwali

Actually, after Diwali, the level of air pollution in Delhi-NCR had increased. After which the 9-point action plan under the third phase of GRAP was implemented in the entire Delhi-NCR. According to this, all types of construction activities will be banned except for essential projects in the National Capital Region.

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