[ad_1] Delhi Air Pollution: Truck bans, schools shut; WFH & odd-even next?

Nov 6, 2023

Delhi Air Pollution: Truck bans, schools shut; WFH & odd-even next?

ET Online

​Smog Alert Concerns​

Amid ongoing Delhi smog woes, CAQM triggers Stage-IV GRAP alert, implementing strict measures from Nov 5, prompting inquiries on permissible actions.


​Truck Restrictions​

Delhi enforces strict controls on incoming trucks, allowing exceptions solely for those carrying essential goods, LNG, CNG, and electric vehicles.


​LCV Ban Exceptions​

Non-Delhi-registered LCVs banned, except for EVs, CNG, and BS-VI diesel vehicles.


​Construction Suspension​

Construction on public projects, like roads and power transmission, is halted.


​Online Classes​

Grades 6-9 and class 11 may switch to online classes; schools up to class 5 closed till November 10.


​Office Capacity Limits​

Public, municipal, and private offices must function at 50% capacity, promoting remote work.



Central government considers work from home due to the pollution crisis.


​State Emergency Measures​

States urged to take emergency actions, possibly closing colleges and implementing odd-even rules for non-essential commercial activities.


​Vulnerable Groups' Safety​

CAQM advises vulnerable groups, like children, the elderly, and those with health conditions, to stay indoors to protect their health during this severe air pollution crisis.


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