Petrol And Diesel Cars Not Allowed To Enter Delhi For A Week

Modified On Nov 26, 2021 03:19 PM By Dhruv

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Delhi has been battling poor air quality over the past month, with even a lockdown implemented to improve the situation

Update: The Delhi Government has clarified that the ban is only applicable on trucks that are moving non-essential goods. Private cars can still enter and exit Delhi freely.

The Delhi government has announced that petrol and diesel vehicles won’t be allowed entry into the capital, starting from November 27 - December 3, 2021. This restriction has been put in place to manage the worsening air pollution in the city. 

As of the day of writing this report, Delhi’s air quality is ‘very poor’, with the AQI at 330.

The statement was issued by environment minister Gopal Rai, who clarified that CNG and electric vehicles are outside the purview of this mandate. Earlier, trucks were barred from entering Delhi (except those carrying essential goods) from November 18-21.

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The government has yet to clarify how the restrictions would be implemented and policed, and if the residents of Delhi would be able to play their petrol and diesel cars inside city limits. This move will also throw a spanner in the works for working professionals who have to commute to Gurgaon or Noida in private vehicles.

As of now, it isn’t clear if the mandate is a blanket ban on all petrol and diesel cars, or if private vehicles and taxis would be outside its ambit. This is developing news, and we expect more clarity moving forward.

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sushil taneja
Nov 27, 2021 11:59:11 AM

Diesel & petrol vehicles can pollute even less than CNG vehicles, if air to fuel is sent to the engine in the proper ratio of 14.1 to 1. Hence, banning them is an uneducated way to handle the situation

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sushil taneja
Nov 27, 2021 12:01:21 PM

Correction : 14.7 to 1

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    amandeep singh
    Nov 26, 2021 5:12:21 PM

    How much petrol diesel pvt vehicles are contributing towards total pollution in delhi. Can anybody tell me pls.

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      arvind kumar dua
      Nov 26, 2021 11:35:27 AM

      It's very easy to impose restrictions on public instead of firm measures to control pollution by Govt itself. They work on 20 percent, rather than 80 percent contributors of Air pollution.

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