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EPCA to go after polluting vehicles: Chairperson Bhure Lal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amid severe deterioration of air quality in the national capital, Environment Control Authority (EPCA) has assured that the Supreme Court-appointed body would go after vehicles causing in the city.

He also said people should have abided by the direction of the on bursting of firecrackers in the stipulated time frame of 8pm to 10 pm.

On Thursday, a thick haze engulfed as it recorded its worst air quality of the year the morning after Diwali, with the level ten times the permissible limit due to rampant bursting of toxic firecrackers in gross violation of a order, authorities said.

Lal said with the deterioration in the air quality, "the EPCA would go after polluting vehicles, which are increasing the pollution".

We would be able to identify the polluting vehicles by the colour of the sticker they have, he said.

The in August had accepted a proposal of the (MoRTH), which told the top court that hologram-based light blue colour sticker would be used in vehicles using petrol and CNG fuel, while an orange sticker would be put on diesel-run vehicles.

The date of registration of the vehicle would also be printed on these stickers, the ministry had told the court.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 22:25 IST
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