Delhi Air Pollution: Due to the increasing pollution in Delhi, many new restrictions have been announced on Friday, including working with 50 percent capacity in government offices. Announcing this after a high-level meeting convened on air pollution, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that a special task force would be set up in the hot-spot area. Along with the closure of primary schools, there will also be a ban on outdoor activities in schools above fifth.
Gopal Rai said that Odd-Even is still being considered in the capital Delhi. In the environment of Delhi, the minister said that he is also talking to private offices for this so that they also get it implemented. The work from home of all the employees of Delhi Government will start from tomorrow. 50% of Delhi government employees will work from home from Saturday. It has been said to hire 500 buses from private, so that public transport can be increased.
Earlier, CAQM has given information about the severe category of pollution on Thursday. After this, there was talk of imposing new restrictions. In such a situation, the restrictions on construction and demolition that were already there will continue, but earlier there were exemptions in some things, but from Friday they will be banned such as laying of highways, water pipelines.
Entry of all trucks will be banned, only CNG and vehicles connected with essential services will be allowed. Except for emergency services, only BS-6 diesel vehicles will be allowed in Delhi. For this, a 6-member monitoring committee has been prepared. Members of 2 Transport, 2 Traffic Police and 2 DTC will be involved. For this, letters will be written to the states of UP and Haryana that the ban should work to divert the vehicles from the border itself.
Kejriwal said – Center should take steps
Here, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the closure of primary schools from Saturday in view of the increasing level of pollution in Delhi. During the press conference on Friday, he said that deteriorating air quality and pollution levels are the problem of the whole of North India and the Center should take steps to solve it.
Kejriwal said, “This is not the time to blame and politics, but to find a solution to the problem. Blaming Kejriwal or the Punjab government will do nothing.” The air quality in the city was also recorded in the ‘severe’ category on Friday. Kejriwal announced that primary schools in the city will remain closed from Saturday and open sports activities of students of classes V and above will not be allowed in the schools.
He said, “We are also considering implementing the odd-even scheme for vehicles.” During the press conference, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was also present along with Kejriwal. Kejriwal accepted that the responsibility of stubble burning in Punjab lies with his party as the Aam Aadmi Party government is there.
The Delhi CM said, “Since we have a government in Punjab, we are responsible for the incidents of stubble burning. It has been only six months since we formed the government there and there are some issues which are being resolved. We are looking for solution. Give us one year to solve the problem.
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