Nearly 6,000 vehicles were challaned in a week in Delhi for violating restrictions that were imposed on November 4 to control the deteriorating pollution level in the Delhi -NCR region.
According to data shared by the Delhi Traffic Police, till 6 am on November 11, 5,882 BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel vehicles were stopped/challaned. The restriction on plying of BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel vehicles was imposed last week to control vehicular pollution. Emergency vehicles like ambulances and other essential services were exempted from this category.
The Delhi government on Friday extended the restrictions on BS-III and BS-IV vehicles till November. “The restrictions may be extended further if the air quality level in the city deteriorates in the coming days,” an official said.
The transport department also issued challans to 204 medium goods and heavy goods vehicles registered in Delhi for flouting pollution restrictions. Delhi has 16,213 such registered diesel commercial vehicles.
The data also shows that till November 6, the enforcement department stopped 991 trucks on the borders and around 691 trucks were allowed to enter the city.
A ban was also imposed on plying four-wheeler diesel LMVs or light motor vehicles and about 82 such vehicles were stopped/challaned for flouting rules. Delhi has a total of 3 lakh diesel vehicles and 2 lakh petrol vehicles, mostly cars that are not BS-VI compliant.