Construction and Vehicle Movement as Delhi-NCR Air Quality Improves
Restrictions on construction activities and the operation of BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel cars have been lifted in Delhi-NCR, following a modest improvement in air quality. The Commission for Air Quality Management announced on Monday that the measures, implemented on December 22 under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), will be rescinded after a thorough evaluation of weather and pollution forecasts for the city.
“The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi has shown progressive improvement, recording a reading of 346 at 4 pm. This is approximately 55 AQI points below the threshold for invoking GRAP Stage-III actions (Delhi AQI 401-450). There is a likelihood of sustaining the improvement in AQI, as per the forecasts by IMD/IITM, which do not indicate any further deterioration. There is also a likelihood of the AQI improving while remaining in the Very Poor/Poor category in the next few days,” stated the commission’s order.