Entry of heavy & medium goods vehicles banned in Delhi till Nov 11
New Delhi, Nov 9 (KNN) In a bid to combat air pollution that soared high post Diwali to “severe-plus emergency’ category despite Supreme Court's restrictions on firecrackers in capital city, the transport department of Delhi government has banned the entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles into the national capital for three days beginning 11 pm on Thursday night.
Regarding the ban, the department has issued a notification and also appealed to private diesel vehicle owners to avoid using their vehicles during the period.
As per the notification, entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles into the national capital will be banned from 11 pm of November 8 till 11 pm of November 11, Special Commissioner of Transport department K K Dahiya said.
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.”
However, vehicles carrying vegetables, fruits, grains, milk, egg, ice etc., that is to be used as food items and tankers carrying petroleum products will be exempted, he added.
To enforce the ban, adequate deployment of police personnel has been done at all border entry points, said Joint Commissioner (Traffic) of Police Alok Kumar.