No entry of BS-4 buses in Delhi from October 1, Haryana government sought extension till April

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Chandigarh. The Haryana government has come under fire due to the ban on the entry of BS-IV class buses by the Delhi government from October 1. At present, about 950 buses of Haryana go to Delhi. Most of these are BS-IV class buses.

Haryana Transport Department officials have sent a report to the government after holding a meeting in this regard on Friday. Now after talking to the Delhi government at the level of the government and top officials, relaxation will be sought for a few months.

Following the orders of the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Delhi government has decided not to run BS-IV model buses in New Delhi from October 1. Haryana is getting affected more than other states.

A letter in this regard was recently written by the Special Commissioner of Transport Department in Delhi Government to Navdeep Singh Virk, Principal Secretary, Haryana Transport Department. In this letter, he had referred to the Supreme Court’s decision as well as the directions of the Commission of Air Quality Management (CAOM). The Delhi government believes that pollution is spreading due to BS-4 model diesel buses. In such a situation, only BS-6 model, CNG and electric buses will be allowed to enter Delhi.

This decision of the Delhi government will come into effect from October 1. Entry of BS-4 model buses of Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir has also been banned in Delhi.

Director of Transport Department Virendra Singh Dahiya has also written a letter to the officials of Delhi Transport Department. The Haryana government says that it is not possible to ban BS-4 model buses in such a short time. The state government is procuring new buses of BS-6 model. Orders have also been placed for this. About 150 buses have already arrived. On an average 90 buses are expected to be delivered every month. In such a situation, the Haryana government has sought time till April-2023.

In the meeting of departmental officers held on Friday, it was discussed that which depot of the state bus is going to Delhi, and which model bus it is. If these buses stop, then daily commuters going to Delhi from Gurugram, Faridabad, Panipat and Sonipat will have to face the most problems.

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