Use of diesel generators banned in national capital from October 15 onwards

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New Delhi : The Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority held a meeting with the Central Pollution Control Board on October 8 to decide how to control the air pollution in the national capital and it has been decided that the use of diesel generators will not be allowed from October 15.

Amid deteriorating air quality which is in poor category in the capital, EPCA Chairperson Bhure Lal wrote to the government of Delhi to provide a guidance list of exclusions and emergency services that were put in place last year for the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to adopt this year. The ban on use of generators will also be extended to the towns of Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurugram.

GRAP, which was first mooted in 2017, defines specific measures to tackle different levels of air pollution through the year. It mandates that as the air quality deteriorates to ‘very poor’, diesel generators across Delhi will be banned.