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Trucks restricted entry in Delhi before midnight till Jan 31

The Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung has restricted the entry of trucks coming from other states before midnight till January 31 next year

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 16 Nov 2016 5:47 AM GMT

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New Delhi: The Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung has restricted the entry of trucks coming from other states before midnight till January 31 next year. The step has been taken to curb air pollution in the national capital.

The order given by Jung in a review meeting on Tuesday stated that trucks coming from other States will not be allowed to enter the city before midnight till January 31 next year. An official who attended the meeting said, “The L-G has ordered the Transport Department to allow entry of trucks in Delhi only after midnight till January 31 to bring down the level of air pollution.”

The meeting was attended by PWD Minister Satyendar Jain, Environment Minister Imran Hussain among others.

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At present, trucks coming from other States are allowed to enter the city from 11 p.

Other developments of the meet:

  • The ban on firecrackers and diesel generators sets will continue and L-G has instructed authorities to take action against violators of ban imposed on firecrackers, particularly during the marriage season.
  • Ban imposed on construction and demolition activities in the city was lifted in view of loss of income to daily-wage labourers.
  • Jung also directed the Transport Department to submit a comprehensive proposal on impounded vehicles.
  • The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) informed the L-G that it had recorded a one-third fall in PM 10 level and a one-fourth dip in PM 2.5 level of pollution last week.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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