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Ban on trucks, construction extended as Delhi air quality severe

IANS  |  New Delhi 

With no improvement in the of Delhi-even three days after Diwali, the authority on Saturday extended the ban on the entry of trucks, construction and polluting industries.

The Supreme Court-appointed Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Saturday ordered the government to extend the ban which was imposed on November 2.

The restrictions imposed till November 10 were extended to November 12, by when there will be an improvement in the of Delhi-NCR, as forecast by pollution monitoring agencies.

The restrictions were imposed by the under the (GRAP).

Delhi's started deteriorating a day after to "severe-plus" or "emergency" due to fireworks and weather conditions like wind speed and dipping mercury, leading to lower dispersion rate of pollutants. The Air Quality Index (AQI) on Saturday was 401 or "severe".

"The CPCB-headed task force has informed that given the prevailing adverse conditions, the following measures will remain until November 12, when it will further review the situation and inform us," said Bhure Lal, in a letter to Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, the Secretary and the Committee.

The measures include a ban on industries using coal and biomass, brick kilns, construction activities and entry of trucks into Delhi. The restrictions exclude power plants and waste to



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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 20:10 IST