In an attempt to curb pollution in the national capital, the Delhi Metro railway has announced to increase the number of trains.
With the onset of winter, thick blanket of smog has covered areas in Delhi-NCR making it difficult for commuters on road. The air quality has dipped from ‘poor’ to ‘severe’ levels.
To tackle this crisis, the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) has taken this initiative to introduce more number of trains. The DMRC will introduce 21 additional trains across the city covering every corridor.
Anuj Dayal, executive director, corporate communications, DMRC said, “Keeping in view the worsening air quality in Delhi/NCR, the Delhi Metro has introduced 21 additional number of trains on its network with effect from October 31 which will provide 812 additional trips. “
In the past two weeks, pollution in Delhi-NCR has been increasing rapidly. While Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is dealing the condition as an “emergency”, the Central Board of Pollution Control(CBPC) has opened accounts on Twitter and Facebook to allow the people to file complaints of pollution.
In another move to curb pollution, the Supreme Court has levied ban on bursting crackers. The apex court has also ordered ban on all petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 years.