Delhi's air quality deteriorates again, ban on BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars
The air quality in Delhi has again deteriorated, due to which BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars have been banned. Earlier, a ban was imposed on all types of construction and demolition works due to poor air quality.
The air quality has once again deteriorated in the country's national capital Delhi amidst the harsh winter, due to which the Delhi government has banned BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars till January 12. The Delhi government has imposed this ban under the direction of the CAQM (Commission for Air Quality Management) in the National Capital Region and surrounding areas. The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of the national capital stood at 434 at 4 pm on Monday, up from 371 a day earlier on Sunday. The ban has been ordered under Phase III of the amended GRAP and Section 115 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, which bans all vehicles except emergency service and police vehicles.
A senior official of the Transport Department has said that we are monitoring the situation with the Environment Department. The ban could be lifted before Friday if the air quality improves.
The order banning BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars states that if anyone is found plying on the roads with BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars, he will be prosecuted under Section 194 (1) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. Will go, in which a fine of Rs 20,000 will have to be paid.
Earlier CAQM had held an emergency meeting on January 6 in view of increasing pollution in Delhi-NCR. After this CAQM banned all types of construction and demolition work in Delhi-NCR by implementing GRAP-3. This ban has been abolished two days in advance, after which today an order has been issued to ban BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars. This ban will be applicable from tomorrow i.e. from Tuesday to Friday.