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Entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles into Delhi banned for three days

Vehicles carrying vegetables, fruits, grains, milk, egg, ice etc., that is to be used as food items and tankers carrying petroleum products will be exempted

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles into the capital will be banned for three days beginning 11 pm on Thursday night as Delhi's air quality worsened to the "severe-plus emergency" category following cracker burning on

The Transport department of the government has issued a notification regarding the ban. It has also appealed to private diesel vehicle owners to avoid using their vehicles during the period.

As per the notification, entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles into the capital will be banned from 11 pm of November 8 till 11 pm of November 11, K K Dahiya said.

"The notification has been issued to comply with the direction of the Agency (EPCA) and the and municipal corporations have been directed to enforce the ban," he said.

Vehicles carrying vegetables, fruits, grains, milk, egg, ice etc., that is to be used as and tankers carrying will be exempted, Dahiya said.

(Traffic) of Police said adequate deployment of police personnel has been done at all border entry points to enforce the ban.

"Support from police of neighbouring districts of Delhi-has also been sought to ensure smooth and hassle-free movement for other motorists during this period," he said.

Vehicles which need to reach other destinations are being suggested to take the instead of entering Delhi, Kumar said.

A of the South Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said as per instructions issued by the EPCA, the ban on entry of trucks carrying non-essential commodities will be strictly enforced.

Over 50,000 goods carriers enter mostly through 13 toll points managed by the civic body. Besides, there are also several less-used entry points from neighbouring and Uttar Pradesh, he said.

First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 21:05 IST
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