Appeal to the people of Delhi to comply with and contribute to the ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to strengthen our fight against pollution – Gopal Rai

In a bid to bolster Delhi’s fight against pollution, Environment Minister Shri Gopal Rai today called upon the residents of Delhi to contribute actively in the ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign. This campaign is being run by the Delhi Government to reduce vehicular pollution and has received praise and support from all around the state. Shri Gopal Rai said I appeal to the people of Delhi to comply with and contribute to the ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to strengthen our fight against pollution. The Environment Minister said that public participation is the key to success behind any government initiative; it can protect Delhi from pollution only when the government and the society come together. Shri Rai said that if two crore people of Delhi contribute responsibly and bolster the campaign, then vehicle pollution can be reduced by a staggering 15 to 20 percent. On October 21, all the MLAs of Delhi will raise awareness about the ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign near the Chandgi Ram Akhara.

The Delhi Government has started the ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign in Delhi with an aim to reduce vehicular pollution. The campaign was started by Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal under the ‘Yuddh, Pradushan Ke Viruddh’ initiative and drivers are being made aware about it by Green Marshals posted at 100 major intersections of Delhi.

Environment Minister Shri Gopal Rai today called upon two crore residents of Delhi to contribute in this campaign. The Environment Minister said that when both the government and the society fight together, only then will we be able to win the fight against pollution. If Delhiites make their contribution responsibly, then vehicular pollution in Delhi can be reduced by 15 to 20 percent.

Apart from this, to give further impetus to the ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign, all the MLAs of Delhi will also take to the road from tomorrow. The MLAs of Delhi will take part in the campaign near Chandgi Ram Akhara tomorrow.

Shri Rai said, “the Red Light Campaign is a great initiative to reduce vehicular pollution in Delhi. The aim of this ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign is to stop the burning of fuel from vehicles parked at intersections. If two crore people of Delhi do their part in this with full responsibility, then we can reduce vehicular pollution by 15 to 20 percent. This entire campaign is voluntary. The people of Delhi have to voluntarily join this campaign by contributing with full responsibility.”

The Environment Minister said, “I call upon the two crore people of Delhi. This entire campaign is on your shoulders. This campaign will run till the next 18th of November. We are confident that the way we are running the anti-dust campaign in Delhi, we will also see success similarly with this campaign. We will win this fight against pollution.”

(EW correspondent)