To control pollution in the capital Delhi, the ‘Red Light on, Gaadi off’ campaign is going to start once again from October 18. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged Delhiites to help reduce pollution in the city by stopping using vehicles once a week and turning off vehicles at red lights.
Kejriwal said that farmers of adjoining states of Delhi have started burning stubble, due to which air pollution has started increasing in Delhi for the last three-four days. He also said that the pollution at the local level is within safe limits, but it is increasing due to stubble burning in other states.
CM said, “I have been tweeting air quality data for the last one month. This shows that pollution has started increasing as neighboring states did not help their farmers, who are forced to burn paddy straw.” “
The Chief Minister said that the time has come that the people of Delhi should take the responsibility of reducing pollution. He said that it is necessary that everyone takes responsibility and in three measures including ‘Red Light on, Gaadi off’ campaign starting from 18th October to reduce the locally generated pollution. Contribute.
We also started the ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ initiative last year. It will start again from October 18th, as soon as you stop at the red light, turn off the engine of your vehicle. If you want, you can start it today, although it will be formally launched on the 18th.
Experts say that keeping vehicle engines off at red light can save Rs 250 crore and reduce pollution by about 13-20 percent. He appealed to the people that we should take a decision not to remove our vehicle at least once a week and to take the metro, bus, or car pool with others.
Kejriwal said that if you have not downloaded the Green Delhi App, then do it today. If you see pollution anywhere in Delhi – a truck that causes air pollution, any industry that is causing pollution, burning garbage – you can complain through the app. Our team will reach the spot and stop the source of pollution. He said that people should become the eyes and ears of the Delhi government by reporting the incidents of pollution so that it can be stopped.