The Delhi government recently decided to ban heavy vehicles from entering other states from October to February in an effort to reduce vehicle emissions.
Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Sunday announced that the Delhi government’s decision to ban medium and heavy cargo vehicles for five months from October will affect business operations. of the city as this move will limit the movement of goods. The Delhi government has taken measures to ban the movement of medium and heavy vehicles to reduce vehicle pollution from October to February next year. However, officials said vehicles carrying fruit, grains, milk, vegetables and other essential items would be allowed.
According to a PTI report, the trade body’s secretary-general Praveen Khandelwal said the government’s decision was improper as it was taken without taking into account the consequences. “This decision will lead to a big crisis because with this draconian decision, no cargo will arrive in Delhi and the goods cannot be sent from Delhi within 5 months as all the goods in Delhi are transported by trucks from other states and trucks powered by diesel engines. Due to the long distance, none of the trucks can run on electric power or CNG,” added Mr Khandelwal.
The Secretary-General also shared that this step will adversely affect many businesses because this year is profitable due to many festivals and wedding seasons. The report also said the traders body convened a meeting of Delhi’s leading business associations on June 29, to decide on future action regarding the matter. “As it will also adversely affect the transport business, CAIT is negotiating with transport organizations and coordinating to launch a provocation against the Government of Delhi,” the trader body added. .
The Delhi government recently decided to ban heavy vehicles from entering other states from October to February in an effort to reduce vehicle emissions. Pollution in Delhi reaches dangerous levels in winter due to burning of straw, climatic conditions and vehicle emissions.
Date of first publication: June 26, 2022, 06:08 PM IST