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Delhi govt will re-launch ‘Red light on Gaadi off’ campaign from Thursday to contain vehicular pollution

Involved over the surge in air air pollution within the nationwide capital, the Delhi authorities has determined to re-launch the “Red Light on Gaadi Off” marketing campaign from October 26 to curb vehicular air pollution within the nationwide capital.

Addressing the media, Delhi Setting Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday mentioned {that a} latest knowledge evaluation reveals a lower in PM10 air pollution and an increase in PM2.5 focus on account of biomass burning and vehicular emissions.

“Considering this, we have decided to reintroduce the ‘Red Light on Gaadi Off’ campaign to reduce vehicular pollution, starting October 26,” he mentioned.

Rai famous that in earlier years, civil defence volunteers have been concerned within the marketing campaign. This yr, the marketing campaign will contain most people. The “Red Light on Gaadi Off” marketing campaign, first launched on October 16, 2020, goals to lower vehicular air pollution in Delhi by encouraging drivers to show off their autos whereas ready at visitors lights.

A 2019 examine carried out by the Central Highway Analysis Institute confirmed that idling engines at visitors alerts might improve air pollution ranges by greater than 9 per cent.

One other examine carried out on the Bhikaji Cama Place visitors intersection by the Petroleum Conservation Analysis Affiliation (PCRA), underneath the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Pure Gasoline, revealed that greater than 62 per cent of individuals started turning off their car engines after an identical marketing campaign.

Final yr, Lieutenant Governor V Okay Saxena had put the marketing campaign on maintain, questioning its effectiveness.

With inputs from PTI.



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