Over 400 medium, heavy goods ve­hi­cles de­nied en­try into Delhi

The Hitavada - - NATION -

OVER 400 heavy and medium goods ve­hi­cles were re­turned from Delhi borders due to a ban on their en­try as the city’s air qual­ity re­mained se­vere for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive day on Fri­day, an of­fi­cial said.

The en­try of heavy and medium goods ve­hi­cles into the na­tional cap­i­tal was banned for three days be­gin­ning 11 pm on Thurs­day night.

Ac­cord­ing to Joint Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice ( Traf­fic) Alok Ku­mar, 1,008 ve­hi­cles were al­lowed en­try into the city from 11 pm on Thurs­day till 6 am on Fri­day be­cause they were car­ry­ing es­sen­tial goods. As many as 445 ve­hi­cles were re­turned from Delhi borders. An­other of­fi­cer said many of the trucks did not come to Delhi borders ei­ther by choice or be­cause they were re­turned by po­lice from the neigh­bour­ing dis­tricts of Delhi. The Trans­port Depart­ment of the city Gov­ern­ment had is­sued a no­ti­fi­ca­tion re­gard­ing the ban. It has also ap­pealed to pri­vate diesel car own­ers to avoid us­ing their ve­hi­cles dur­ing the pe­riod. As per the no­ti­fi­ca­tion, the en­try of heavy and medium goods ve­hi­cles into the na­tional cap­i­tal was banned from 11 pm of No­vem­ber 8 till 11 pm of No­vem­ber 11.

How­ever, ve­hi­cles car­ry­ing veg­eta­bles, fruits, grains, milk, eggs, ice etc, and tankers car­ry­ing pe­tro­leum prod­ucts are ex­empted from the ban.

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