Gurugram: Ban on heavy vehicles extended by one week | Gurgaon News – Times of India

GURUGRAM: In view of very little improvement in air quality, traffic police on Tuesday extended the ban on heavy vehicles by another week. All heavy vehicles, barring those carrying essential items, will not be allowed to enter the city till November 26.
The ban had been put in place on November 15 for a week in the wake of alarming pollution levels.
“We have sealed the borders and instructed trucks to take alternative routes, including KMP Expressway, for entering other states. All check points that allow entry into Gurugram, i.e., Sirhaul toll plaza, Kapriwas near Rewari, Farrukhnagar-Badli near Jhajjar, Sohna, Pataudi, Aya Nagar, have been sealed. Only essential services, including milk, vegetables, medicines and others, are allowed,” said DCP Ravinder Singh Tomar.
Meanwhile, in the past one week, from November 15 to 22, traffic police have impounded 305 vehicles — 231 petrol and 74 diesel — for not following NGT guidelines. On Monday alone, 100 petrol and 23 diesel vehicles were impounded.
Besides this, police have also issued 375 challans to vehicle owners for failing to produce pollution under control (PUC) certificates. While wrong-side parking has attracted 528 fines, 472 challans have been issued for wrong-side driving.
In addition, nine vehicles have been fined for failing to cover their vehicles. “Vehicle owners who don’t cover them are putting others at risk. We are inspecting the vehicles thoroughly and not allowing any leeway,” a traffic police official said.


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