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Delhi air pollution still ‘severe’; ban on app-based cabs ordered: Latest updates

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Delhi air pollution still ‘severe’; ban on app-based cabs ordered: Latest updates

  • Delhi’s air quality remained in the ‘severe’ category on November 10, 2023, with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 426.
  • The Delhi government has ordered a ban on the entry of app-based taxis registered in other states in an effort to curb air pollution.
  • The ban will be in effect until the city’s air quality improves.
  • Only app-based taxis registered in Delhi will be allowed to ply in the city during this period.
  • The Delhi government has also implemented other measures to reduce air pollution, such as the odd-even car rationing scheme and a ban on construction activities.

Impact of the ban on app-based taxis

The ban on app-based taxis is expected to have a significant impact on commuters in Delhi. App-based taxis are a popular mode of transportation in the city, and the ban is likely to lead to increased traffic congestion and longer waiting times for taxis.

However, the Delhi government has said that the ban is necessary to protect the health of its residents. The government has also urged commuters to use public transportation or carpool whenever possible.

What commuters can do

Commuters in Delhi can take a number of steps to reduce their impact on air pollution, including:

  • Using public transportation whenever possible.
  • Carpooling or vanpooling with friends or colleagues.
  • Walking or cycling for short distances.
  • Avoiding driving during peak hours.
  • Keeping their vehicles properly maintained.

By taking these steps, commuters can help to improve the air quality in Delhi and make the city a healthier place to live.

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