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Pollution to be major issue in polls: Goel

BJP leader takes out cycle rally to highlight AAP’s failure in curbing pollution Air pollution would be the bigger issue in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls than the demand for statehood for Delhi, said Union Minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel here on Friday. According to Mr. Goel, PM2.5 and PM10 levels in Delhi had […]

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E-vehicle policy: Government to expand freight category

By expanding the freight category in the draft electric vehicles (EV) policy, the Delhi government plans to include in it all light commercial vehicles (LCVs) that are commonly used for last-mile travel. The policy is likely to be notified by March this year. The government also plans to make an outlay for the implementation of […]

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Government okays norms to set up charging infra for electric vehicles

The government on Friday approved amendments to Model Building Bye-laws (MBBL), 2016 and Urban Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines, 2014, to set up charging stations for electric vehicles across the country, an official said. With this, the government aims to move 25% of the transportation to electric vehicles by 2030 in order […]

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Centre aims for 20% cut in air pollution by 2024

Launches NCAP, a five-year scheme that covers 102 cities at a cost of ₹300 crore The Centre has launched a programme to reduce particulate matter (PM) pollution by 20-30% in at least 102 cities by 2024. The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which was formally unveiled on Thursday, is envisaged as a scheme to provide […]

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Delhi’s air quality continues to oscillate between poor, very poor: authorities

Delhi's air quality showed significant improvement on Wednesday and Thursday after rains washed away the pollutants but the rainfall also led to increased air capacity to hold pollutants, the SAFAR said. Delhi’s air quality continued to oscillate between ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ categories Saturday due to increased pollutant holding capacity of air after rainfall, authorities […]