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NCR air pollution: CAQM releases new guidelines, no entry for trucks

3/12/2021 at 4:34 PM

New Delhi, Dec 3: Amid the rising concerns over air pollution in Delhi-NCR, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) on Thursday released new guidelines to prevent further deterioration of the environment and air quality.

The directions which were given earlier related to industrial pollution shall also continue to be in force along with new guidelines.

“Industrial operations and processes in Delhi-NCR, not running on PNG or cleaner fuels, shall be allowed to operate only up to eight hours a day from Monday to Friday and shall not be allowed to operate on Saturdays and Sundays,” the guidelines read.

“All schools, colleges and educational institutions in the Delhi-NCR shall remain closed, allowing only online mode of education, except for the purpose of the conduct of examinations and laboratory practical etc,” it added.

The Commission further directed to stop the entry of trucks in Delhi except for CNG or electric trucks and trucks carrying essential commodities.

The Operation of Thermal Power plants within a 300 km radius of Delhi shall continue to be regulated in terms of the Commission’s latest order issued on November 30, the guidelines further read.

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