Pollution: State mulling temporary ban on new vehicles

Alarmed by the considerable rise in pollutants in the air, the state government is mulling to suspend the registration of new vehicles temporarily. (DH file photo)

Working steadfastly to address the worsening air quality across Bengaluru, the state government seems to have swung into action.

Alarmed by the considerable rise in pollutants in the air, the state government is mulling to suspend the registration of new vehicles temporarily. Evident to the move, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Friday hinted that the government will soon come out with a decision.

Reviewing the steps taken by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to resolve the burgeoning garbage crisis across the city which has drawn flak from the High Court, Parameshwara also stated that steps will be taken to address the worsening air quality all over the city.

"The immediate need of the hour is to find a solution to the traffic problem and address the issue of air pollution across Bengaluru. The state government has been contemplating several measures to resolve the problem including temporary suspension of registration of new vehicles in the city, the introduction of more and more electric buses for public transportation. All these issues are at the discussion stage and very soon we will take a call on them," Parameshwara said.

When asked for more details on temporary ban on registration of new vehicles Parameshwara clarified, "Temporary ban on registration of new vehicles is only a thought at this juncture and we are yet to discuss it in detail. New Delhi is also facing a similar situation and pollution has reached an alarming stage. Before such situation prevails over Bengaluru, we need to be cautious and wake up to the threat. Hence we have been mulling over a volley of issues and they are at different stages of discussion currently."


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