Delhi’s new move to curb winter pollution: No heavy vehicles from October-February

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In a fresh move to curb winter pollution in Delhi, the government on Thursday said heavy vehicles will be banned from entering the city from October 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023.

Earlier this month, a study claimed that 64 per cent of Delhi’s winter pollution load comes from outside the capital’s borders, including “burning of agricultural waste” and “burning for heating and cooking needs”. major sources.

Transport (12 percent), dust (seven percent), and household biomass burning (six percent) are the major sources of locally generated pollution in the city in winter (October 15 – January 15), according to a study conducted by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) said.

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