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.