Delhi bans entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles till November 11: As Delhi is battling with severe condition of bad air quality, a new traffic regulation is being followed in the national capital, Delhi where heavy and medium goods vehicles are restricted from entering Delhi Borders. The heavy and medium goods vehicles are being banned from 8th November 2018 at 11:00pm till 11th November 2018 until 11:00 pm.
Over 400 Medium, Heavy Goods Vehicles Denied Entry Into Delhi
There are some exemptions regarding this restriction where only such vehicles that are carrying essential goods like food items such as vegetables, milk, fruits, eggs, grains, ice, etc. as well as the petroleum tankers will be exempted other than that the ban will be equal to all the heavy and medium goods vehicles.
Alok Kumar also said that, “Support from police of neighboring districts of Delhi-NCR has also been sought to ensure smooth and hassle-free movement for other motorists during this period.”
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is already the biggest issue for Delhi citizens as well as authorities but after Diwali the situation got more worse and now almost every region in national capital Delhi such as Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad etc. are at hazardous and severe condition.
KK Dahiya, who is the Special Commissioner Transport cum Managing Director DTIDC of Transport department spoke on the ban of Heavy and medium goods vehicles in Delhi, he said. “The notification has been issued to comply with the direction of the Environmental Pollution Control Agency (EPCA) and the Traffic Police and municipal corporations have been directed to enforce the ban.”
Previously, Supreme court has also took some measurements regarding polluted air quality of Delhi where they banned 15 year old petrol as well as 10 year old diesel vehicles in Delhi and also directed transport authorities to impound such vehicles which are going to ply in the national capital, Delhi.