By Neha Yadav
Published Nov 06, 2023

Hindustan Times
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GRAP Stage IV implemented in Delhi amid severe pollution

Delhi recorded 'severe' Air Quality Index since November 2, 2023. The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has decided to invoke Stage IV of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to tackle air pollution in Delhi NCR.

Here's everything you need to know about the Stage-IV action plan that has been implemented in Delhi NCR.

Entry of trucks into Delhi will be restricted, except trucks carrying essential goods and services, all LNG, CNG and electric trucks.

Non-Delhi-registered light commercial vehicles will not be allowed to enter Delhi, except EVs, CNG and BS-VI diesel vehicles and those carrying essential goods and services.

Diesel-operated registered medium goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles will be prohibited in Delhi, except those transporting essential goods and services.

Construction and demolition activities in linear public projects like highways, roads, flyovers, overbridges, power transmission, pipelines, etc will come to a halt.

The government has directed schools to suspend physical classes, barring classes 10 and 12, until November 10.

Public, municipal, and private offices will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent strength, with the rest working from home.

Central Government will take the decision on permitting work from home for employees in Central Government offices.

Delhi's environment minister Gopal Rai announced that the Odd-Even vehicle rationing system will be implemented for one week from November 13 to November 20 to reduce air pollution in Delhi.

The Delhi government urged people, especially children, the elderly, and those with health conditions to minimise outdoor activities and stay indoors.