Delhi Govt To Reintroduce Odd-Even Scheme From 13-20 Nov As Air Quality Worsens

Delhi's air quality has remained in the 'severe' category for the past couple of days now
Delhi Govt To Reintroduce Odd-Even Scheme From 13-20 Nov As Air Quality Worsens
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In an effort to reduce air pollution, the odd-even vehicle programme, which permits cars with only odd or only even number plates to operate, will be reintroduced in Delhi in the month of November.

This occurs at a time when Delhi's air pollution has risen to 'severe' levels.

According to AAP minister Gopal Rai, the programme would run from November 13 to November 20. This odd-even plan will go into effect on November 13, the day following Diwali.

According to the environment ministry, BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel vehicles are still prohibited for the time being. Furthermore, there won't be any construction activities in the city. He also said there will be no physical classes for children in classes 6 through 11, with the exception of 10th class students.

The decisions are made following a meeting of senior officials at the Delhi Secretariat, convened by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, to address the worsening air quality in the national capital.

The pollution level in Delhi was observed to be seven or eight times higher than the permissible limit set by the government on the morning of 6 November. The city has been covered in a poisonous haze for the third day in a row.

Despite the government's implementation of certain measures, such as prohibiting the entry of trucks that emit pollutants and prohibiting building, the level of air pollution remains severe. Farm fires and adverse wind patterns are just two of the many causes of Delhi's pollution.

The Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), the Delhi government's ultimate Stage IV air pollution management plan, was put into effect. Since the AQI was still classified as severe, the government started using Stage IV of the GRAP, which is for AQI values more than 450.

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