New Delhi: In view of the intense air pollution across the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a list of emergency measures as the city continued to scuffle smog.
All demolition and construction work will be banned for next 5 days as well as all schools will also remain shut for next 3 days.
However the water sprinkling will begin from Monday and Vacuum Cleaning of roads will start from November 10,Kejriwal addressed media here on Sunday after an emergency cabinet meeting.
He also said the Badarpur thermal power plant and fly ash transportation and diesel generators will shut for next 10 days. Odd-Even Scheme may be again implemented said Kejriwal.
On the other hand, calling Delhi a “gas chamber” he said the centre needs to interfere to help control the smog. Earlier the hundreds of people including children staged a protest at Jantar Mantar, demanding the government to take effective initiatives to reduce the air pollution.
Notably after Diwali gala in the city the smog conditions has become ever worse with gradual lowering of temperature.
At least 94 Indian cities haven’t met national air quality standards since 2011 said official of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
According to information many of these cities have been on the list from 1990s. Among the world’s 20 worst polluted cities, 10 Indian cities have listed. But it doesn’t seem that neither CPCB nor administrators are worried about this.