Gurgaon: The Haryana authorities on Tuesday determined to impose from subsequent week the odd-even rule for autos in 4 NCR districts of the state — Gurgaon, Faridabad, Jhajjar and Sonipat.
At an emergency assembly convened by extra chief secretary Sanjeev Kaushal, it was additionally determined that authorities workers in 14 NCR districts of the state would work at home until November 22. Non-public institutions had been requested to do the identical. Industries, the place such an association is just not potential, must take a particular permission from the deputy commissioner.
Within the 4 NCR districts, work at home had anyway been suggested until November 17. On Tuesday, officers attending the assembly with Kaushal determined to increase it to all 14 NCR districts until November 22.
These 14 districts are Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Jind, Karnal, Mahendragarh, Nuh, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak and Sonipat.
Officers mentioned the thought behind encouraging the work at home idea was to make sure there have been fewer autos on the roads. “The transport division ought to implement the odd-even coverage in at the very least 4 districts on a trial foundation from subsequent week. There’ll, nevertheless, be no restrictions on CNG autos,” an official mentioned, quoting from the minutes of the assembly.
Air high quality throughout NCR has deteriorated to alarming ranges. On Saturday, the Supreme Courtroom took cognisance of the foul air high quality within the area and directed the Centre and the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi to take pressing steps to cut back AQI ranges, asking “how will folks breathe?”
Other than the restrictions, the federal government additionally determined to tremendous heavy autos which might be discovered carrying development materials uncovered. Automobiles as soon as challaned won’t be allowed to maneuver till the quantity is paid. A drive can also be being deliberate to part out autos which might be greater than 15 (petrol) and 10 (diesel) years previous.
Deputy commissioner Yash Garg mentioned he would implement all the selections taken on the assembly on Tuesday.
“Choices on mitigating air pollution are being taken by the upper authorities. We are going to implement the odd-even rule consistent with the rule. Now that most individuals are working from dwelling, it shouldn’t be too tough to implement the scheme,” he added.
The Fee for Air High quality Administration in NCR and adjoining areas (CAQM), in the meantime, carried out a gathering with representatives of Haryana and different NCR states on Tuesday to debate the motion plan on the right way to collectively cope with the deteriorating air high quality.
“We’re getting ready a brief affidavit on the motion we’ve undertaken and what we plan to do. We are going to submit the affidavit to the Supreme Courtroom and CAQM. We now have included all the selections that had been taken on the assembly, such because the implementation of the odd-even scheme and extension of work at home,” mentioned S. Narayana, a member secretary of the Haryana State Air pollution Management Board (HSPCB).
Nonetheless, many HSPCB officers hoped that the AQI would enhance once more after reaching the “extreme” ranges. “Our AQI has improved from extreme to very poor. We’re hopeful that it’s going to enhance additional if development actions are stopped fully. AQI, nevertheless, relies on meteorological circumstances as effectively. Along with the restrictions, the climate circumstances also needs to be by our aspect,” mentioned Kuldeep Singh, the regional officer at HSPCB.

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