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Delhi: Entry of heavy vehicles banned from October 1

Only CNG-powered commercial vehicles, e-trucks and vehicles carrying essential goods will be allowed to enter the city.

With an aim to curb vehicular pollution, the Delhi government has announced that it would ban all medium and heavy vehicles from entering the city from October 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023.

High levels of air pollution are recorded in the national capital during the winter months starting from October. Besides vehicles, stubble burning is one of the major contributors to this.

It is estimated, around 70,000-80,000 trucks enter Delhi every day. Out of these, only CNG-powered commercial vehicles, e-trucks and vehicles carrying essential goods like vegetables, fruits, grains, eggs, ice, milk and petroleum products will be allowed to enter the city.

The Delhi government has also requested neighbouring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to allow BS6-compliant buses to enter the city from October 1.

Source: LiveMint

 
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