Delhi: Over 500 vehicles sent back across several borders

Owing to a three-day ban on the entry of heavy vehicles, around 500 heavy and medium goods vehicles were sent back from various border points across the national capital.

The Delhi government's transport department had earlier issued a notification banning the entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles into the National Capital from 11 pm on Thursday till 11 pm on Sunday.

"Around 1,559 vehicles were checked and 1,078 vehicles were allowed entry from 11 pm on Friday till 6 am on Saturday as they were carrying essential commodities," said a senior Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) official.

Traffic officials said many trucks did not reach the Delhi border as they were sent back by the police from neighbouring districts of Delhi and some did not come as they were aware of the notification.

However, vehicles carrying vegetables, fruits, grains, milk, eggs, ice etc, and tankers carrying petroleum products are exempted from the ban.

As many as 481 vehicles were returned from the Delhi borders, officials added. The Delhi government's transport department had issued a notification, banning the entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles into the region from 11 pm on Thursday till 11 pm on Sunday.

It has also appealed to private diesel car owners to avoid using their vehicles during the period. However, vehicles carrying vegetables, fruits, grains, milk, eggs, ice and other essentials, and tankers carrying petroleum products are exempted from the ban.

The air quality on Saturday was in the 'very poor' category after local pollutants "reduced significantly" and the contribution from stubble-burning remained "marginal" due to wind speed, officials said.

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