“Delhi on Sunday introduced a toll for all trucks and commercial vehicles in an attempt to improve air quality in the world’s most polluted capital ahead of Diwali celebrations. Trucks are banned from entering the Indian capital during the day, but every night after 8pm more than 50,000 pour in, according to the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The independent centre says lorries account for nearly a third of the pollution in Delhi, adding to a toxic mix of industrial fumes and dust from construction sites to produce hazardous levels of smog. Last month, the Supreme Court approved a four-month trial plan to charge light commercial vehicles an extra Rs.700 ($11) and large trucks Rs.1,300 to enter Delhi.” LiveMint. Read it on delhiair.org.
Delhi starts ‘pollution toll’ for trucks