more-inThe ban on the entry of trucks in the national capital was today extended till further orders due to fluctuating levels of air pollution, a senior Delhi government official said. The ban on the entry of trucks in Delhi was imposed from 11 p.m. on November 9 after the pollution levels touched ‘severe plus’ category. “The air pollution level kept fluctuating even after the prescribed period of ban on trucks. It has been extended till further orders and a notification to this effect has also been issued,” the official said. As per the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) implemented in Delhi, the ban on entry of truck in Delhi comes into force when PM2.5 levels cross 300 microgramme per metre cube and PM10 levels rise over 500 microgramme per metere cube.
Source: The Hindu November 14, 2017 14:37 UTC