CAQM Removes GRAP-3 Restrictions:
The Central Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) has lifted the restrictions under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) phase three, following a significant improvement in pollution levels.
Resumption of Private Construction Works:
With the lifting of GRAP-3 restrictions, private construction and demolition activities in the Delhi-NCR region are now permitted, marking a return to normalcy in construction sectors.
Reinstatement of BS-3 Petrol and BS-4 Diesel Vehicles:
The operation of BS-3 petrol and BS-4 diesel vehicles, which were previously restricted under GRAP-3, is now allowed again in the region.
Improved Air Quality Index (AQI):
Delhi’s average AQI showed a notable improvement, dropping from 395 on Monday evening to 312 on Tuesday, indicating better air quality.
Stone Crushers and Other Operations:
The operation of stone crushers and similar activities can now resume, providing relief to related industries.
The lifting of restrictions is not limited to Delhi but extends to neighboring areas like Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Faridabad, and Gurugram, where similar restrictions were in place.
CAQM’s Role in Pollution Management:
The CAQM, a statutory body responsible for strategizing pollution control, played a pivotal role in this decision, assessing the overall improvement in air quality in the Delhi-NCR region.
Weather Forecast and Future AQI:
According to the Meteorological Department, the air quality is not expected