New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that the ‘Red Light on, Gaadi off’ initiative will kick off once again in the national capital from October 18 to reduce the pollution level in Delhi.
In a tweet, Kejriwal enumerated three steps that can help reduce vehicular pollution in the capital. “In the war against pollution, we all together have to reduce our share of pollution, for this we have to do 3 things. 1. Red light will be on and vehicle will turn off 2. Reduce your car trip by one week and go in bus or metro 3. Report pollution using Green Delhi app,” he said.
“We had started the ‘Red Light on, Gaadi off’ initiative last year. This will begin again from October 18, as soon as you stop at a Red signal, turn down the engines of your vehicle. You can begin today itself, though it will be formally launched on 18,” said Kejriwal in a press briefing here on Tuesday.
“We should decide to not take out our vehicle at least once a week and travel on the metro, bus, or share vehicle with others. Experts say that if we do this, pollution can be brought down and fuel can be saved,” he said.
He further asked people to download the Green Delhi app and complain against the industry or vehicle that is causing pollution. “If you have not downloaded the Green Delhi app, do it. If you see pollution anywhere in Delhi -a truck causing air pollution, any industry that is causing pollution, waste being burnt- you can complain through the app. Our team will reach the spot and stop the source of pollution,” he added.