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Delhi-NCR air pollution: Stage 2 curbs and actions under Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) explained | Delhi News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: The restriction in the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) will be implemented from October 1, in four different stage if the AQI touches 201. The restrictions imposed in stage-2 will be implemented if the AQI is the range of 301-400 (very poor).
GRAP has four stages — stage I when AQI is ranging between 201 and 300, stage II when AQI is 301-400, stage III when AQI is 401-450 and stage IV when AQI is 450-500.
New steps suggested as part of the revised GRAP in stage-2 include strict action to curb air pollution at all identified hotspots in the region.
Based on the dynamic model and weather/ meteorological forecast by IMD / IITM on a day-today basis, actions under stage -2 of the GRAP shall be invoked at least three days in advance of the AQI reaching to the projected levels of that stage.

Here’s a list of restrictions in stage two if the AQI is in the range of 301-400
> Ensure water sprinkling along with use of dust suppressants (at least every alternate day, during non-peak hours) on roads to arrest road dust especially at hotspots, heavy traffic corridors, vulnerable areas and proper disposal of dust collected in designated sites/landfills.
> Intensify inspections for strict enforcement of dust control measures at construction & demolition sites.

> Intensify remedial measures for predominant sectors contributing to adverse air quality.
> Regulated operations of DG sets across all sectors in NCR.

> Synchronise traffic movements and deploy adequate personnel at intersections/ congestion points for smooth flow of traffic.
>Enhance Parking fees to discourage private transport.
>Augment CNG/ electric bus and metro services by inducting additional fleet and increasing the frequency of service.

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