Weather patterns changed in Delhi
The rain that started in Delhi-NCR from night continued on Friday morning also. Due to rain, it was expected that there would be a decline in pollution levels, but this was not seen. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi remains above 400. According to Safar app, the overall AQI of Delhi has been recorded at 407, which is in the severe category. The air quality in Noida was recorded in very poor category. Air quality index of 475 was recorded here in the morning.
Talking about Gurugram, AQI has been recorded at 386 which falls in the category of very poor. AQI 465 was recorded at Delhi airport. Amidst the increasing pollution in Delhi, GRAP-IV was implemented in the country’s capital, under the rules of which the entry of diesel vehicles/trucks in Delhi is prohibited. In such a situation, late at night, five ministers of Delhi government reached different borders of Delhi for surprise inspection.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai had reached Singhu Border of Delhi for surprise inspection. Gopal Rai alleged that despite the ban, diesel vehicles from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are entering Delhi due to which there are problems in controlling pollution.
#WATCH | While inspecting trucks entering the national capital, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai says, “After seeing the level of pollution in the national capital, the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items has been banned. Only entry of CNG and electric trucks has pic.twitter.com/BNLceYzlNx
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2023
Diesel vehicles were returned at Singhu border
A large number of diesel vehicles are being returned at Singhu border. Delhi Traffic Police and Enforcement are deployed here who are checking all the vehicles entering Delhi. Trains carrying essential or perishable items like fruits, vegetables, milk are being allowed to enter Delhi. Non-essential vehicles are being returned from the border itself.
Drivers upset due to vehicles being barred from entering
Since the entry of diesel vehicles is prohibited in Delhi, a large number of trucks are stranded on the Singhu border of Delhi. The drivers say that there is no entry, but now they cannot go back either. In such a situation they will have to wait. Earlier they were hopeful that the situation would become normal in a week, but now it has been informed that entry into Delhi is difficult before November 22. They have to stop at the border itself, due to which they are facing problems and losses.
Till yesterday, neither India Gate nor Rashtrapati Bhavan were visible from the duty route of Delhi due to the blanket of fog in the morning, but after the fog partially cleared, the visibility became somewhat clear. Today India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan were visible. But this minor difference does not seem to be reducing the poison present in people’s breath, because the AQI figure has been recorded just above four hundred.