New Delhi. The Delhi government has issued an order banning the entry of medium and heavy goods vehicles in the national capital from October 1 to February 28 to check vehicular pollution. According to an official, the entry of such vehicles will be banned, as the air quality deteriorates greatly during the winter months due to the pollution spread by the vehicles.
On June 15, the Delhi government had written to neighboring states including Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, appealing to send only BS6 buses to Delhi from October 1 in an effort to control air pollution in the national capital. Officials said the request was made to tackle the problem of vehicular pollution in the city, as vehicles originating from Haryana also contribute to pollution here. The national capital sees high levels of pollution in the winter months since October, attributed to several factors including stubble burning and vehicular emissions.
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Traders union will protest
The Traders Association of Delhi has condemned the decision of the Delhi Government to ban the entry of diesel vehicles in Delhi from October 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023. Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) National General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal and Delhi State President Vipin Ahuja have said that this decision of the government will close the business of Delhi at a time when there will be festival and wedding season here. He said that the traders of Delhi will strongly oppose this harsh and tug-of-war of the Delhi government. Khandelwal said that the traders of Delhi will stand firmly against this decision and apart from seeking the intervention of the central government, they will also start an agitation against the Delhi government. CAIT is convening a meeting of business leaders from Delhi next week to decide its strategy on the issue.
revenue may be hurt
Confederation of All India Traders said that this decision reflects the anti-trader attitude of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Significantly, Delhi is one of the largest distribution centers in the country and the revenue of the Delhi government is largely dependent on business activities. If this order is implemented, then there will be a big hurdle in the movement of goods from other states in Delhi and from Delhi to other states. This will stop all types of business activities in Delhi which will result in major disruption in business and huge loss of revenue to Delhi government.
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Tags: air pollution, air pollution delhi, Delhi Government
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 24, 2022, 08:39 IST