Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday launched the Delhi government’s ‘Red Light On, Car Off’ campaign aimed at combating air pollution. Speaking to the media at Ito Chowk in the national capital, he said, “According to the Petroleum Conservation Research Association data, if this campaign is successful, there could be a 13 to 20 percent reduction in vehicular pollution.”
The Delhi Chief Minister on October 12 urged people not to take vehicles at least once a week and travel in metro, bus or share vehicles with others. He further asked the people to download the Green Delhi App and complain against the polluting industry or vehicle.
Citing research by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Kejriwal had said that switching off vehicles at red beacons can reduce pollution by 14 per cent, and save Rs 2500 crore per year.
Kejriwal had further said that, “Last time the campaign was very successful, we appeal to the teachers, lawyers, office workers and trade union people that we need your cooperation. With Delhi’s AQI level rising as well as stubble burning, we have decided to reduce our pollution level.”