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Business News/ News / India/  Delhi govt to launch 'Red Light on Gaadi off' campaign from Oct 28: Gopal Rai
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Delhi govt to launch 'Red Light on Gaadi off' campaign from Oct 28: Gopal Rai

The campaign first launched on October 16, 2020, to cut down vehicular pollution in the national capital, drivers are encouraged to switch off their vehicles while waiting for the traffic light to turn green

Delhi pollution: Delhi's air quality was again in the severe category with the 24-hour average AQI recorded at 403.Premium
Delhi pollution: Delhi's air quality was again in the severe category with the 24-hour average AQI recorded at 403.

The Delhi government on Friday said that it will launch the "Red Light on Gaadi off" campaign to curb vehicular pollution from October 28, said Environment Minister Gopal Rai.

The campaign first launched on October 16, 2020, to cut down vehicular pollution in the national capital, drivers are encouraged to switch off their vehicles while waiting for the traffic light to turn green.

At a press conference, Rai said experts are of the view that pollution levels may increase in Delhi after Diwali if the wind direction changes.

"The Delhi government is on alert. We are strictly implementing all the directions of the Commission for Air Quality Management. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday reviewed the implementation of the 15-point action plan to curb air pollution in winter," he said. 

Along with dust and biomass burning, vehicular emissions is one of the major contributors to Delhi's pollution generated locally, the environment minister said.

"Therefore, the Delhi government has decided to launch 'Red Light on Gaadi off' campaign to curb vehicular pollution from October 28 for one month," Rai said.

He said that 2,500 civil defence volunteers will be deployed to monitor its implementation at 100 key traffic intersections.

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Published: 21 Oct 2022, 03:46 PM IST
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