The Centre on Tuesday revoked the restrictions imposed under Stage-III of GRAP in the entire National Capital Region with immediate effect after the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas (CAQM), reported a significant improvement in the overall air quality of the NCR following a light rainfall and increased wind speed, news agency PTI reported.
Earlier, the pollution control panel had invoked the Stage III restrictions on November 2. The panel had directed a halt on non-essential construction work, stone crushing and mining activities in the NCR region. It had also imposed restrictions on the operation of BS III petrol and BS IV diesel four-wheelers in Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar. Now all these Stage III specific restrictions cease to exist.
The panel urged all agencies responsible for the implementation of the various actions listed under Stage I and II of GRAP, while residents are also encouraged to follow the guidelines accordingly to avoid the need for re-implementation of Stage III of GRAP in NCR.
Here’s a list of restrictions under Stage II of GRAP:
Regulated operations of DG sets across NCR
Enhance Parking fees to discourage private transport.
Remedial measures for sectors contributing to adverse air quality
Water sprinkling along with the use of dust suppressants: at least every alternate day, during non-peak hours on roads especially at hotspots, heavy traffic corridors
Strict enforcement of dust control measures at construction and demolition sites.
Emphasis on the use of mass transport like CNG/electric bus and metro services.
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Updated: 28 Nov 2023, 09:12 PM IST