- Delhi govt begins process for installation of RFIDs & Weigh-in-Motion machines at 13 entry points
- RFIDs will regulate entry of commercial vehicles into Delhi to curb air pollution as per directions of hon’ble Supreme Court
- PWD & Health Minister, Shri Satyendar Jain directs RITES to prepare bidding documents for installation of RFID for entry points
New Delhi: 27/10/2016
Delhi government on Thursday set in motion the process for the installation of Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs) and Weigh-in-Motion machines at all 13 entry points to the national capital for regulation of commercial vehicles to check air pollution in the national capital.
PWD and Health Minister Shri Satyendar Jain chaired a meeting of all the concerned departments including the MCDs, Transport, VAT, PWD, Environment, DPCC, DSIIDC etc., and directed immediate steps to curb air pollution in accordance with the hon’ble Supreme Court guidelines of levying Environmental Compensation Charge (ECC) on commercial vehicles entering the national capital.
Shri Jain directed that RITES (a central government enterprise under the Railways) will prepare the bidding documents for the process so that the work for the installation of RFIDs and Weigh-in-Motion equipments could begin at the earliest.
It was decided in the meeting to ensure a foolproof system for the implementation of the Supreme Court guidelines without any pilferage and lack of clarity.
Hon’ble Supreme Court has already made it clear that the ECC collected ought to be exclusively used for augmenting public transport and improving roads in Delhi.
Delhi government is also in the process of implementing a series of steps to check air pollution, which assumes serious proportions during winter months. (Announcements in this regard will be made very soon).
The Environment Department has already ordered a crackdown and strict enforcement of imposition of Rs 5,000 fine on those burning garbage and dry leaves etc., in the open.