A complete ban on passenger buses entering the national capital other than those powered by CNG, electricity, and BS-VI diesel is expected to be implemented by the Delhi government due to the current state of pollution. Due to the nation’s capital’s declining air quality, Delhi is currently under GRAP Stage IV restrictions. Only trucks are currently prohibited from entering the city. “Chhath Puja is approaching, and there is a huge rush being witnessed as a result,” a source stated. Following the festival, we intend to impose a ban.” The Delhi government mandated last month that all buses coming into the national capital from Haryana have to be powered by electricity, compressed natural gas (CNG), or BS-VI diesel.
These regulations also apply to buses arriving from the Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan NCR regions. Beginning on July 1, only buses powered by electricity, compressed natural gas (CNG), or BS-VI diesel will be allowed to enter Delhi from any city or town in Haryana, Rajasthan, or Uttar Pradesh, according to the city government’s transport department.
“There are plans to implement the same norms for buses coming from all states,” the source added.
Despite the city government’s strict measures to control pollution, such as prohibiting construction and the entry of diesel-guzzling trucks into the city, Delhi’s air quality has declined over the past few days. To enforce the restrictions, forty enforcement teams, including traffic, are stationed in Delhi’s border areas between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. In total, one hundred teams have been mobilized to inspect trucks that are overloaded, certificates of pollution, interstate buses, and traffic jams.