Delhi Surroundings Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday stated civil defence volunteers will likely be deployed at 100 visitors intersections within the nationwide capital from Wednesday as a part of the “Crimson Gentle On, Gaadi Off” marketing campaign.
The initiative will likely be launched from ITO, he stated, including that it’s going to solely be an consciousness drive and no one will likely be issued a “challan”.
“The Delhi authorities thinks that if everyone seems to be affected on account of air pollution through the Covid-19 scenario, then everybody must contribute, whether or not for 2 minutes or at a visitors sign. We’re aggressively launching an consciousness marketing campaign. I consider that when one thing begins, it seems robust, however it’ll steadily turn out to be the tradition of the nationwide capital,” Rai stated.
He stated the Delhi Police has chosen 100 visitors intersections for the marketing campaign.
“We had three rounds of joint conferences with the police, the transport division and the surroundings division. The Delhi Police has chosen and given us 100 intersections.
“We’re appointing round 2,500 surroundings marshals from civil defence. They may coordinate with the visitors police and take the marketing campaign froward. We’re additionally deploying groups of the transport division,” the minister stated.
The marshals will likely be deployed on the 100 visitors indicators throughout Delhi’s 11 districts.
They may carry placards and provides roses to these not switching off the engines of their automobiles at crimson lights. The commuters will likely be made conscious as to how they will struggle air pollution via the transfer, Rai stated.
“We expect the air pollution in Delhi impacts all of us and all of us have to take the duty of resolving this difficulty. If we’d like a everlasting answer, then the sources of the air pollution should be managed.
“I request folks to show off the engines of their automobiles in the event that they spend greater than 15 seconds at a visitors sign. It should save gas and scale back air pollution,” he stated. The marketing campaign is an enormous optimistic step, the minister stated, including, “Round one crore automobiles are registered within the nationwide capital and specialists say that on a median, a automobile stops at a crimson mild for 15-20 minutes in a day and burns gas unnecessarily.” “There’s a want to alter the mindset. It’s a marketing campaign via which we will attempt to management 15-20 per cent air pollution attributable to automobiles. We will cease the unnecessarily fuel-burning at visitors indicators and no one will likely be affected by this. We’re writing to MPs, MLAs, councillors, RWAs and others to take part within the marketing campaign,” he stated.
Rai identified that the odd-even rule doesn’t apply to two-wheelers and autorickshaws in Delhi, however the marketing campaign targets all commuters.