Delhi air 'very poor' but diesel trucks are back
November 15, 2017 The major pollutant PM2.5 or particles with diameter less than 2.5 micrometres, recorded 362 units putting it in “very poor” category while PM10 concentration was found at 281 units – considered “poor”. The Supreme Court-monitored Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) ban on entry of trucks and on construction activities in Delhi was imposed on November 7 as mandated by the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) when air quality falls to “severe-plus” or “emergency” standards. Under the “severe-plus” category, according to rules, truck movement in Delhi was stopped, construction work was banned, odd-even scheme for vehicles was imposed and schools were shut. The very-poor GRAP comes in force when PM2.5 levels are between 121-250 units or PM10 levels are between 351-430 units. Under “very poor”, diesel generator sets are also banned and the car parking fee is enhanced by three-four times to discourage private cars on roads.
New Delhi’s pollution problem is so bad that some diplomats are packing their bags https://t.co/z6mtV5E3zI— Annie Gowen (@anniegowen) November 16, 2017
Let’s add to pollution policy from SDMC under Mayor Kamaljeet Sherawat.Pick up the road dust with vacuum tech and blow it in the air. Sorry Dwarka, we are letting you down. How idiotic can one be ?? pic.twitter.com/AcBaGeiEcD — Arvind Jha (@jalajboy) November 16, 2017
During Shiela Govt, Delhi Govt. had enough parking for 8000 BusesNow we have Only 5,000 buses and we want more land before we buy buses. #???_??_????_??_?????_?._420 — Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) November 16, 2017
The #media in #India seems inclined to speak up on #AirPollution only when the smog shrouds our cities in winters. As soon as the smog lifts the media’s attention drifts. #MyRightToBreathe #AirPocolypse #Right2Breathe #BeatPollution— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) November 13, 2017
(With IANS) //