Heavy, medium vehicles to be stopped at border entry points
NEW DELHI: With smog in Delhi-NCR having reached alarming level, immediate necessary action has been ordered to curb pollution levels.
As part of these steps, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday directed Delhi Traffic Police and Municipal Corporations of Delhi to prohibit entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles (except vehicles carrying essential commodities like raw vegetables, fruits, grains, milk, eggs, ice, salt tankers carrying petroleum products etc) to at the border entry points.
The ban will be in force from 11 pm of November 9 to 11 pm of November 12, and may be extended depending on air quality.
"All Border Entry Points of Delhi, from where heavy and medium goods vehicles enter the city, shall be sealed by Delhi Police during this time. All neighbouring districts and states have been requested to deploy adequate manpower on their part at all Border Entry Points in their respective areas," said Special CP Traffic Deepender Pathak.
Cops have identified 18 points, where maximum force would be deployed. These include Singhu Border, Kalindi Kunj, Noida and Anand Vihar, GT Karnal Road, Tughlaqabad besides others.
"We have also deputed a DCP level officer to monitor the situation and take immediate decision in case the need arises," Pathak said.