Diwali smog: Delhi bans entry of heavy vehicles

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In the wake of deteriorating air quality in Delhi, the entry of heavy vehicles into the national capital have been stopped after 11 pm. The curb came into effect from Thursday night.

This new rule will remain in effect till November 11.

It may be mentioned that hours after Diwali celebrations, a thick haze enveloped Delhi-NCR as the air quality Thursday morning plunged to ‘hazardous’ – Anand Vihar and areas around Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium recorded 999 AQI and Chanakyapuri 459 – exposing people to major health risks.

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