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Trucks barred from entering Delhi during November 8-10

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme Court-empowered (Prevention and Control) Authority or on Tuesday banned the entry of trucks into between November 8 and November 10 amid projections of further rise in level in the national capital post

The trucks carrying essential commodities, will, however be exempt from the ban, the said in the directive issued to the Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and

In a letter to the states, the CPCB (Central Control Board) directed all authorities, particularly the police, apart from the transporters, to coordinate action on its order so that "trucks are turned around before they enter Delhi".

It has also asked the authorities concerned in the states to request people to desist from using diesel cars during this period.

"The air quality forecast from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) of the and the Meteorological Department (IMD) says that the period post -- November 8 onwards, could see a sharp deterioration in air quality because of low dispersion and winds from the northwest, which will bring emissions to the region," said in a letter.

"Based on this forecast and the recommendations received from the CPCB-headed Task Force, EPCA is directing this additional action (banning trucks' entry). All other measures, as directed by EPCA on October 27 and 31 must be strictly enforced," the letter said.



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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 21:34 IST