Delhi Government Imposes New Entry Timings for Commercial Vehicles
Published On Feb 09, 2016
In a recent move, the Delhi government imposed new restrictions on commercial vehicles entering into the old city. The new restrictions, announced on February 5, are aimed at curtailing the rapidly rising pollution levels in the city.
The revised rules are to be outlined in accordance to the size of the road. According to surveys conducted around the region, a large number of residents would like the restrictions on commercial vehicles to continue late into the night.
Taking these things into consideration, the Delhi Government said in a notification, “On being satisfied that it is necessary in the interest and convenience of public… to regulate movement of heavy, medium and light goods vehicles on Delhi, the GNCTD amends its earlier notification for the purpose of the prohibition of plying and idle-parking of… (these) vehicles on the roads and areas… during specified timings.”
The administration was under the view that residents begin their day at around 7 am, and use the roads for as long as 11 pm. With regard to this issue, an official commented, “With the government implementing and experimenting with ways to reduce and control air pollution, restriction of goods vehicles during the daytime would boost the result of the odd-even scheme.”