Delhi Government Launches New Initiative to Tackle Air Pollution
The Delhi government has launched a new initiative to combat the city’s air pollution crisis. The initiative, called “Red Light On, Gaadi Off,” encourages drivers to turn off their engines when they are stopped at red lights to reduce emissions.
The campaign was launched by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who stated that “the people of Delhi have a right to breathe clean air, and this initiative is a small step towards that goal.” The government has also distributed stickers to drivers to remind them to turn off their engines at red lights.
Air pollution is a major problem in Delhi, which has been ranked as one of the most polluted cities in the world. The city’s air quality index regularly exceeds 300, which is considered “hazardous” to health. The government has taken several measures to address the problem, including banning diesel generators and imposing fines on construction sites that violate dust control regulations.
Experts have welcomed the new initiative, but have also emphasized the need for long-term solutions to the city’s air pollution problem. These solutions may include promoting the use of public transportation, incentivizing the adoption of electric vehicles, and improving waste management practices.
Overall, the launch of the “Red Light On, Gaadi Off” campaign is a positive step towards improving air quality in Delhi, and it is hoped that it will encourage more drivers to take action to reduce emissions.