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Delhi's air quality worsens again, turns 'severe'; entry of trucks banned

As many as twenty-six areas in Delhi recorded 'severe' air quality, while 8 gauged 'very poor', the CPCB data said.

Jan 05, 2019, 14:18 PM IST

More stubble burning this year compared to last year: EPCA chairperson

More cases of stubble burning in the neighboring states were recorded this time as compared to last year

Nov 16, 2018, 15:50 PM IST

Only CNG vehicles to be allowed if air quality deteriorates in Delhi, say reports

EPCA chief Bhure La has proposed a complete ban on non-CNG vehicles in Delhi. 

Nov 13, 2018, 10:43 AM IST

Police continue to check entry of vehicles in Delhi due to pollution

The Delhi Police on Sunday continued to check the entry of vehicles in the national capital as the entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles has been banned till November 12.

Nov 11, 2018, 16:05 PM IST

EPCA extends ban on construction activities, industries and entry of heavy vehicles till Nov 12

The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Saturday wrote to Delhi Chief Secretary urging to extend the ban on industries using coal and biomass in the national capital due to high pollution levels.

Nov 10, 2018, 20:48 PM IST

Delhi's air quality declines further; all construction activities banned for 10 days

The top court-appointed EPCA has banned all construction activities for 10 days. 

Oct 31, 2018, 07:52 AM IST

Twin threats all set to hit Delhi's air quality to toxic levels once again

Paddy stubble burning is set to resume in Haryana and Punjab while dust-laden winds from Iran and Pakistan are expected to choke Delhi.

Oct 05, 2018, 10:10 AM IST

Five oxygen cylinders daily? Delhi-NCR stares at terribly toxic future

Health and environmental experts have repeatedly warned against alarmingly high levels of pollution in and around New Delhi. Most of them agree there is no concrete plan in place and none are expected either.

Dec 30, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

EPCA gives Delhi Dec 2018 deadline to augment bus fleet to 10,000

Currently, the DTC has a fleet of 3,944 buses while the Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transit System (DIMTS) runs 1,634 buses under the cluster scheme, as per the transport department statistics.

Nov 26, 2017, 20:01 PM IST

Air purifiers cannot save us from ill-effects pollution, says environmentalist Sunita Narain

Air purifiers cannot "save us" from the ill-effects of pollution, environmentalist Sunita Narain has said.

Nov 22, 2017, 17:37 PM IST

Delhi pollution: Ban on entry of trucks, construction work removed

Issuing directions for the ban to be removed, the EPCA also ordered doing away with the four-time hike in parking fees.

Nov 16, 2017, 10:44 AM IST

Odd-even 2017: List of exemptions

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Saturday gave its nod for the implementation of the Delhi government's odd-even car rationing scheme for five days from November 13 to tackle high pollution level, with certain riders.

Nov 11, 2017, 14:08 PM IST

Delhi vs Beijing: India's capital miles ahead in race to be most polluted

In Delhi, unlike in Beijing, the air pollution emergency is mostly felt only when it is visually confirmed. Even then, the city seems to lack a consensus and effective plan to tackle toxic air.

Nov 08, 2017, 11:44 AM IST

Drop metro fare, close brick kilns, bring odd-even, orders panel as Delhi air quality dips

EPCA- the Supreme Court-appointed panel - on Tuesday expressed concerns over the worsening air quality bin Delhi.

Nov 07, 2017, 23:17 PM IST

Parking fee hiked four times to curb air pollution in Delhi

Vehicle parking fees has been hiked by four times in Delhi in a bid to curb worsening air quality in the national capital.

Nov 07, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Delhi air quality enters red zone: Diesel generators banned, parking fee may be hiked

Air quality in Delhi has entered the red zone as the Graded Response Action Plan came into effect.

Oct 17, 2017, 18:51 PM IST

Delhi: EPCA to enforce graded response plan to tackle air pollution

If pollution levels touch emergency proportions, the Supreme Court-appointed EPCA may enforce a host of emergency measures, including implementation of the odd-even scheme on Delhi roads.

Jan 16, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

NGT blasts Delhi, Punjab, Haryana govts over alarming air pollution, bans all construction works in NCR

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday imposed a ban on all construction works in Delhi-NCR for a week in the wake of alarming air pollution in the national capital.

Nov 08, 2016, 13:57 PM IST

Mobile app 'Hawa Badlo' launched to control air pollution

To control air pollution in the country, a mobile app named 'Hawa Badlo' has been launched by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), a Supreme Court-appointed pollution watchdog on Friday.

Oct 21, 2016, 21:53 PM IST

Booster for Kerjiwal's Even-Odd scheme: Peak pollution level at lowest, says SC-appointed panel

The car rationing "odd-even" scheme, which has reduced the traffic volume, has managed to bring down the peak level of pollution in the national capital to its "lowest", a Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has said.

Jan 08, 2016, 20:27 PM IST