Delhi asks UP, Haryana to stop trucks going to other states from entering national capital

The Delhi government has asked Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments to stop trucks travelling to other states from entering the national capital as the vehicles were found contributing to the high pollution level during the trial of odd-even car rationing formula.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 23, 2016, 20:50 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments to stop trucks travelling to other states from entering the national capital as the vehicles were found contributing to the high pollution level during the trial of odd-even car rationing formula.

Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that during the 15-day trial of odd-even car rationing formula, high pollution level was found in bordering areas but in inner areas of Delhi, the pollution level was not so high.

"There are thousands of trucks travelling to other states but enter Delhi. I have written to both UP and Haryana governments to stop such vehicles from entering Delhi and divert them to other ways," the minister also said.

Rai said that he has also written to the Centre asking it to monitor the construction works of Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways.

"If Eastern Peripheral Expressway and Western Peripheral Expressway are constructed on time, trucks travelling to Delhi will not need to come here and they will then use these Expressways," the minister also said.

He added that he has also written to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to strengthen the ring rail network so that people don't have to face problems while using public transport.