Breaking News: Delhi Restricts Bus Entry Under GRAP-IV, Know the Details
Delhi : Under GRAP-IV limitations, the Delhi government has banned buses from entering the city. In the nation's capital, only buses powered by CNG, electricity, or BS6 diesel will be permitted to drive on the streets.
The Graded Response Action Plan: What Is It?
GRAP is a series of emergency protocols that take effect in the Delhi-NCR region after air quality hits a certain level in order to stop further deterioration. The plan was developed following many discussions between the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), state government officials, and experts. It was approved by the Supreme Court in 2016 and made public in 2017. As a result, a strategy was created that formalized the actions that must be done when the quality of the air declines.
The updated regulations also forbid medium and large cargo trucks with diesel engines. However, vehicles carrying necessities will be free from this regulation.
Forty enforcement teams have been stationed in the border areas from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., according to a government official. In addition to monitoring traffic, teams are inspecting interstate buses, overloaded trucks, and pollution certifications.
For breaking environmental regulations, the transport department is sending out challans, which come with a Rs. 10,000 punishment. Reports state that 28,471 penalties under GRAP-I, II, and III have already been imposed on automobiles.