Mumbai: In a recent development, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched a campaign called ‘Red Light on, Devi’ to tackle air pollution in the national capital.
The CM of Delhi urged people to turn off the engines of their vehicles while waiting for the traffic signal.
Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said that there are one crore vehicles registered in the city.
If 30-40 lakh vehicles come on the road every day and keep idling at traffic signals, it increases air pollution levels in the city, Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal said, “We all should take oath today. If you turn the engine off at a red light, you will save more fuel and it will also help reduce pollution. ”
He mentioned that one crore vehicles are registered in Delhi. According to experts, if even 1 million vehicles do not pay attention to the traffic signal, the volume of 1.5 tonnes of PM10 pollutants and 0.4 tonnes of PM 2.5 will decrease in a year.