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Visibility has reduced significantly due to fog in Delhi.
The pollution situation in Delhi has become very serious after Diwali. The Air Quality Index (AQI) has crossed 400 in many areas for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday. At 7 am, AQI was recorded at 442 in Delhi’s Bawana, 441 in Jahangirpuri, 412 in Anand Vihar, 412 in ITO and 401 near IGI Airport.
According to news agency ANI, due to increasing pollution, BS-3 and BS-4 diesel buses coming to and from other states may be banned in Delhi. Only electric, CNG and BS-6 diesel buses will be given entry. Delhi government can implement these rules after Chhath festival.
There is a ban on entry of polluting trucks and commercial vehicles in Delhi from November 5. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), there is no hope of relief from pollution in Delhi this week. Foggy conditions will persist for the next four days. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has called a review meeting today regarding pollution.
There was dense fog in Delhi’s ISBT at 7:45 am.
Red alert in all districts of Punjab regarding stubble
On the orders of the Supreme Court regarding the increasing air pollution in Delhi, the Punjab government has initiated action against those who burn stubble. Special DGP Arpit Shukla in Punjab has issued a red alert in all the districts of the state. DGP Arpit Shukla said that legal action will be taken against those who burn stubble.
On November 7, the Supreme Court had directed Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to immediately stop incidents of stubble burning. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul had said that our patience with pollution is running out. Delhi cannot be allowed to go through this phase every year. If we take action our bulldozer will not stop.
Possibility of artificial rain in Delhi
On Wednesday (November 15), Environment Minister Gopal Rai had said regarding pollution that the wind speed has reduced. The temperature has also dropped. In such a situation, the pollution caused by firecrackers on Diwali remains in the sky. The pollution situation will remain similar for the next two-three days. After this, consideration will be given to making odd-even or artificial rain.
Kejriwal government of Delhi was preparing a plan for artificial rain in Delhi for the first time on 21-22 November. For this, Environment Minister Gopal Rai had held a meeting with scientists of IIT Kanpur on 8 November. Meanwhile, it rained on 9-10 November. Due to this the pollution level was reduced by 50 percent.
Delhi government took these steps to stop pollution…
Delhi is the most polluted city in the world in the list of weather agency IQAir at 10:30 am on Thursday. Mumbai is at number five. The picture is of Marine Drive, Mumbai.
GRAP-IV implemented in Delhi
The fourth stage of Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) is in force in Delhi from November 5. Under this, there is a ban on entry of commercial vehicles. Movement of trucks except those supplying essential goods like vegetables, fruits, medicines, CNG and electric trucks is prohibited.
GRAP-IV is applied at a place when the AQI there reaches the last stage i.e. between 450-500. Along with the implementation of GRAP-IV in Delhi, the rules of GRAP-I, II and III are also applicable. Under these, there is a ban on non-essential construction work, BS-3 category petrol and BS-4 category diesel, four-wheelers.
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