Delhi Air Pollution latest News: Every year air pollution increases a lot in Delhi around Dussehra and Diwali. Due to this, not only the people of Delhi but also the government is troubled.
Delhi Air Pollution latest News: Every year air pollution increases a lot in Delhi around Dussehra and Diwali. Due to this, not only the people of Delhi but also the government is troubled. In such a situation, many steps are taken to control air pollution, but despite them, it is difficult to control the pollution.
Now the Delhi government is again going to start such a campaign with the aim of curbing vehicle pollution, on which Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena had imposed the ban a year ago. He had raised questions on its effect. At present, this campaign is being started from 26th October. This campaign is ‘Red Light On, Vehicle Off’.
According to sources in the Environment Department of Delhi Government, the approval of the Lieutenant Governor will not be necessary for the ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign this year as the participants will not get any honorarium this time. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai told reporters that ‘the campaign will start on October 26.’ However, he said that at present the plan of running cars on the basis of ‘odd-even’ numbers is not being considered.
The ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign was first launched on October 16, 2020. Its aim was to reduce vehicle air pollution by encouraging drivers to switch off their vehicle engines while waiting for a green light at a traffic signal.
A study conducted by the Central Road Research Institute in 2019 claimed that keeping the engine running while a vehicle is stopped at a traffic signal increases pollution levels by more than nine percent.
At the same time, another study conducted at the Bhikaji Cama Place intersection by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas revealed that more than 62 percent people started switching off their vehicles after such a campaign. done.