New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that pollution in Delhi has gone down by 25 per cent in the last three years. He thanked the central government and the municipal body for their efforts towards bringing the pollution levels in the city down.
Kejriwal said, “Pollution has begun to reduce in Delhi. In the last three years, the pollution in the city has reduced significantly.”
Pointing out that when the pollution in the entire world and other cities of the countries is increasing, it is on a decline in Delhi, Mr Kejriwal said, “From 2012 to 2014, PM 2.5 was 154. From 2016 to 2018, it has reduced to 115. The pollution has reduced by 25 per cent.”
“Because of the construction of Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressway, there is a decline in the number of trucks entering Delhi, bringing the pollution levels in the city down,” the Chief Minister said.
He further added, “The construction of Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressway is one of the reasons for the decline in pollution. Apart from this, environmental compensation charges were levied. So, trucks began to use roads outside Delhi. The number of trucks entering Delhi reduced by 30 per cent due to Eastern Peripheral Expressway.”