Delhi government launched a month-long campaign starting from 18th October to curb the rate of vehicular emissions in the capital. The ``Red light on, gaadi Off” campaign aims at urging drivers to shut their car engines at the red light.
The campaign was introduced during the same period last year and is being continued in an effort to create an impact with regular reminders.
There will be volunteers with banners standing across 100 traffic crossings across Delhi. CM Arvind Kejriwal defined it as a public campaign and appealed to citizens to participate & make this campaign a success.
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai citing the Data by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) said, “If people follow the exercise of switching off engines at traffic signals, pollution can be cut down by 13-20%”.