Delhi pollution: L-G Jung announces crackdown on old vehicles, entry of trucks
Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2016
New Delhi, Nov 8, 2016 : All 15-year-old diesel vehicles will be de-registered and a temporary ban on construction activities was extended till November 14 as the Delhi government struggled to contain the city’s worst pollution in nearly 17 years. These were part of steps that lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung added on Monday to the list of anti-pollution measures the chief minister announced this weekend. Jung convened an emergency meeting with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy, Manish Sisodia, bureaucrats, pollution control board officials, and environmental experts on a day the city’s air quality improved marginally with the wind picking up speed. The wind dispersed pollutants and blew away the thick cover of hazardous haze that shrouded the city for nearly a week post-Diwali. Visibility also improved and city basked in sunshine after several days.