Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Thursday that 2,500 civil defense volunteers would be deployed as part of the state government’s “red light on, car off” campaign.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Thursday that-
Under the state government’s “Red Light On, Gaadi Off” campaign, 2,500 civil defense volunteers will deployed. This campaign is starting from October 18, with the aim of controlling vehicular pollution. Rai said that the campaign would launched at 100 traffic intersections in 13 police districts. He said that the exercise of the campaign will done on Sunday.
Gopal Rai said –
The decision was taken in a joint meeting held on Thursday with Delhi Police, civil defense officials. Officials of the environment department and sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs). He said, “It has decided in the meeting that this campaign to check pollution will carried out at 100 intersections of 13 police districts. Groups of 10 civil defense volunteers will deployed at 90 intersections. A group of 20 civil defense volunteers will deployed at other 10 major intersections.
At those major intersections where 20 volunteers will deployed.
These include ITO, Bhagwandas Square on Tilak Marg, Tolstoy Square on Barakhamba Road, Chandgi Ram Akhara Square near Moti Bagh Metro, Peeragarhi Chowk, Prithviraj Road Square, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Madhuban Chowk, Pitampura Metro Square and Kirari More.
Gopal Rai Said These Civil Defense Volunteers Will Work As “Environmental Marshals”
And will also distribute pamphlets informing people about the three appeals of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. To help tackle pollution in Delhi, Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to people to actively participate in the “red light on, car off” campaign and not use their car for at least one day in a week. . He had also appealed to Delhiites to report any case of violation of pollution rules on the ‘Green Delhi App’.
Delhi : The Minister said that the main objective of this campaign is to bring down the pollution caused by vehicles.
He said that this campaign will continue till November 18. Civil Defense volunteers will deployed in two shifts from 8 am to 2 pm and from 2 pm to 8 pm. Rai said that the Delhi government will do everything possible to keep the pollution level in the city very low.
Rai said that according to the report of PCRA (Petroleum Conservation Research Association). Switching off the engine at red light can reduce pollution by 13-20 per cent and save about Rs 2500 crore annually. “This campaign was successful last year and we appeal to people to make it a success this year as well,” he said.
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