Delhi Air Pollution turns severe, schools to remain shut for a week, Supreme Court suggest a lockdown to be imposed

Publish Date: 15 Nov, 2021 |
 

Delhi Air Pollution:

The pollution in Delhi has become another havoc after Dengue and Covid-19 pandemic. With the severe AQI levels, the Delhi Government has decided to close Delhi schools for at least a week considering the high levels of Air pollution in Delhi. 

Steps to curb Air Pollution in Delhi:

  • With effect from Monday i.e., 15th November 2021, all the schools in Delhi will remain shut in physical mode, and students will attend virtual classes, as announced by CM Arvind Kejriwal. 

  • Moreover, all the government offices have directed people t conduct 100% work from home, and other private offices are required to follow the same. 

  • From 14th November to 17th November, all the construction sites in Delhi are directed to pause their operations. 

The Delhi Air Pollution has reached the “emergency” level as of now, and the Supreme Court has asked for immediate actions to be taken to curb the air pollution in Delhi NCR. Also, advice to impose a lockdown has been provided by the Supreme Court, if needed. 

CM Arvind Kejriwal also stated that they will present the proposal to the Supreme Court and followed by that, all the construction activities, industrial activities, and movement of other private vehicles can also be stopped. 

It must be noted that followed by Diwali, the pollution levels in Delhi NCR are rising constantly with the Delhi AQI noting a constant surge. The Delhi AQI measured on Sunday was 338, with the pollution levels consistently surging in the NCR region including Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and Gurugram.


 

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