Which Vehicles Are Banned As GRAP Stage 4 Takes Effect in Delhi?

According to the 4-stage action plan's mandated action plan, the entrance of trucks not powered by an electric or CNG engine is prohibited. Furthermore, cars with diesel engines other than BS VI will be prohibited. However, this strategy does not apply to emergency vehicles or critical services.

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has already issued an order taking the current circumstance into account. The decision said, "Except for BS-VI vehicles and vehicles utilized for essential/emergency services, plying of 4-wheeler diesel LMVs is prohibited throughout NCT of Delhi and Districts of NCR bordering Delhi."

In addition, Delhi-registered medium and heavy freight vehicles would no longer be allowed in the city. Transporting vital goods and rendering important services are exempt from this rule.

What the Four-Step Action Plan Is:

There are four different stages it uses to categorize the air quality in the Delhi-NCR- stage 1 is "poor" (AQI 201-300), stage 2 is "very poor" (AQI 301-400), stage 3 is "severe" (AQI 401-450), and stage 4 is "severe plus" (AQI above 450).

This went into effect after the nation's capital endured three days of heavy smog. This is attributed to both a reduced wind speed and recent agricultural events. Notably, the AQI was 562 in Noida, 538 in Gurugram, and 563 close to the Delhi University North Campus area.

The EPIC Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), which was released in June, estimates that Delhi citizens' life expectancy may decrease by 10 years as a result of the city's poor air quality.

Additionally, the administration might issue a formal directive to close schools, outlaw non-emergency companies, and institute an odd-even timetable for car maintenance.

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