Delhi's air quality remains "very poor"; schools shut till further notice, construction work to resume

As Delhi’s air quality continues to remain 'very poor', the ban on entry of trucks carrying non-essential commodities in Delhi has b...

As Delhi’s air quality continues to remain 'very poor', the ban on entry of trucks carrying non-essential commodities in Delhi has been extended till 26 November. Along with that, the provision of work from home for employees in corporations and state government offices has also been extended till 26 November in order to combat air pollution and minimize its effects.

With the above-mentioned order, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has also issued orders to the Delhi Government to close schools and colleges in the capital city until further notice.

However, the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi has been lifted.

Delhi Government had banned construction and demolition activities till 21 November, owing to Delhi’s poor air quality. Apart from that, all government offices were also closed till 21 November. A meeting was called today, 22 November, by Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai with senior government officers to review the restrictions.

According to the order issued by the environment department, vehicular pollution would cause extensive air pollution, releasing harmful air pollutants. Hence, the department felt the need for a further extension on the ban of trucks in Delhi, except for those trucks which are carrying essential commodities into the city.

The department order also mentioned that all Delhi Government offices, autonomous bodies and corporations will remain closed till 26 November except for the those involved in essential and emergency work. However, work from home will be carried out by all officials.

The department has also urged private offices to carry out work from home to help in improving the city's air quality.

The Ministry of Earth Sciences, along with the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), recorded the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 352 which still keeps the capital in the ‘very poor’ air quality category. Delhi’s 24-hour average AQI on Sunday was recorded as 349.

If a violation of the environment order, issued under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, is done, or any other rules related to it are violated, then a fine of Rs 1 lakh under Section 15 of the said Act, or an imprisonment, or both, will be given to the violator.

 

Read Also
Name

Article,3,ASE News,2,BBC News - Technology,44,Business,23,codecanyon,3,DPR,1,Education / Employment,1,Entertainment,10,General knowledge,2,IANS – The Siasat Daily,8,IFTTT,49,India news,2373,Latest news,1,Madhy Pradesh,465,main,19,National,162,News,1,PTI – The Siasat Daily,3,Sports,11,themeforest,1,World,22,World News,756,
ltr
item
India World News: Delhi's air quality remains "very poor"; schools shut till further notice, construction work to resume
Delhi's air quality remains "very poor"; schools shut till further notice, construction work to resume
India World News
https://www.asenews.page/2021/11/delhis-air-quality-remains-very-poor.html
https://www.asenews.page/
https://www.asenews.page/
https://www.asenews.page/2021/11/delhis-air-quality-remains-very-poor.html
true
8343353446356446311
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content