Weekly Current Affairs


Air pollution action plan comes into force

  • Delhi could see strict air pollution-control measures, including hike in parking charges and differential fares to encourage use of public transport in off-peak hours, as the graded response action plan notified by the Centre was rolled out.
  • Agency meant to monitor the implementation of the plan, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), held the first meeting.
  • As per the action plan, the measures for very poor air quality include stopping the use of diesel generator sets, increasing parking fee by up to four times, augmenting public transport and stopping the use of coal and firewood by hotels and eateries.