Delhi’s AQI: Government Revokes Ban On BS-III Petrol and BS-IV Diesel Vehicles After Rain

Delhities should be thanked for the light downpours that came as a relief for them as the center revoked restrictions on BS-III patrol vehicles and BS-IV Diesel Vehicles in the national capital region. Yes, you heard it right, if you own a BS-IV Diesel car, then you can take it out on a ride from Wednesday, November 29, 2023, i.e. today. This comes after the government removed the ban on Patrol and Diesel vehicles in the national capital region amid worsening air quality. But light rains improved Delhi’s air quality index. Do you know what is Delhi’s AQI today and what is the difference in the AQI of Delhi before and after rain? If not, we have discussed it in detail in the following sections. Kindly drag down the page and read more details.

Delhi AQI

On Monday, November 27, 2023, the national capital region witnessed light rains due to a western disturbance which also caused wind speed to lower the AQI of Delhi from the very poor category to poor. Currently, the overall air quality index of Delhi is 258 which is 365 before rain poured in. On Tuesday morning, the overall AQI of Delhi was measured at 365 but on Wednesday morning it slipped to 258. Continue reading this article for more details.

The weather department has predicted a cloudy sky with the possibility of drizzle during the day. As a result of the improvement in Delhi’s AQI, the government revoked all the restrictions imposed under Stage III of GRAP in Delhi with immediate effect on November 2. After this rule, all BS-III patrol and BS-IV Diesel cars were not allowed to come out on the roads in Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, and Ghaziabad. Read what Delhi’s Environment Minister said about Delhi’s situation.

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AAP leader Gopal Rai who is Delhi’s Environment Minister, reportedly will convene a meeting to examine the situation of Delhi after the revoke of restrictions under GRAP-3. A review meeting has been called today to ensure continued implementation of GRAP-1 & 2 anti-pollution measures. With the removal of GRAP-3 measures, the ban on construction & demolition activities has been lifted”. He added that stubble burning has stopped in Punjab but due to vehicle pollution especially as the wedding season is going on, vehicle movement has increased multiple times during the night. Raid said, “The monitoring of GRAP III is going on strictly”.

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