Police conducted a check on heavy and medium goods vehicles at Singhu Border in New Delhi as these vehicles were prohibited from entering the city between November 8 11.00 PM to November 11 11.00 PM.
Only the trucks carrying daily goods such as rice, bread, wheat, vegetables, milk and petrol were excluded from this prohibition. The sub-inspector Ramesh said, “Allowed HTV/MGV trucks carrying rice, wheat, vegetables, milk, petrol, etc. Rest have been sent back.”
The Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Alok Kumar said, “Heavy and medium goods vehicles will not be allowed to enter Delhi from 11.00 PM tonight; ban to continue till 11.00 PM of November 11. Vehicles carrying essential goods are exempted.”
This prohibition came when the air quality of the city reached the ‘hazardous’ level due to Diwali. The Supreme Court issued an order last month stating that only the green crackers would be sold in the city and around the city. The order further said that the crackers causing pollution which were already made were not allowed to be sold in the city.
However, inspite of the order, reports suggest that the regular firecrackers were also burnt that caused the air quality to plunge in most parts of Delhi NCR.