Ban on Diesel Trucks: Swift Measures in Place to Tackle Air Pollution in Delhi

In a swift response to escalating air pollution levels, the National Capital Region (NCR) has enforced Stage-IV of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). This stringent plan focuses primarily on two crucial aspects: banning the entry of trucks into Delhi and restricting the movement of Delhi-registered diesel vehicles within the city. Let’s delve into the specifics of these measures and their impact on curbing vehicular emissions for cleaner air.

Halting Truck Traffic Entry: Prioritizing Essential Services

Under Stage-IV of GRAP, immediate action has been taken to halt the entry of truck traffic into Delhi. Exceptions are made for all LNG/ CNG/ electric trucks and trucks carrying essential commodities and providing vital services. This move ensures the unimpeded flow of necessary goods and services while reducing traffic congestion and emissions in the city.

Prohibiting Delhi-Registered Diesel Vehicles: A Decisive Step

Delhi has imposed a ban on Delhi-registered diesel-operated Medium Goods Vehicles (MGVs) and Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) within the city limits. The ban excludes vehicles engaged in transporting essential commodities or providing essential services. By prohibiting these vehicles, the city aims to significantly decrease diesel emissions, mitigating the adverse effects on air quality and public health.

An 8-point action plan as per Stage-IV of GRAP is applicable with immediate effect from today in the entire NCR. This 8-point action plan includes steps: Stop entry of truck traffic into Delhi (except for trucks carrying essential commodities/ providing essential services and all… pic.twitter.com/Rc357cLaMw

— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2023

A Crucial Step Towards A Cleaner, Healthier Delhi

The implementation of these measures underscores the city’s commitment to tackling air pollution at its source. By restricting the entry of trucks and banning diesel vehicles, Delhi aims to reduce vehicular emissions substantially. This reduction is essential in combating the hazardous air quality that has plagued the region, adversely affecting the health and well-being of its residents.

The enforcement of Stage-IV of GRAP, specifically focusing on the ban on truck entry into Delhi and prohibiting the operation of Delhi-registered diesel vehicles, marks a decisive move in the battle against air pollution. These measures, prioritizing essential services while curbing emissions, are essential for creating a cleaner and healthier environment for the people of Delhi.