Delhi air pollution forced the Delhi government to ban entry of trucks, construction as well as demolition activities in the national capital, while environment Gopal Rai said the government will review the ban on December 16.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai Monday said the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi will continue till further orders in view of the high air pollution levels.
According to Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai, instructions have been issued to the Labour Department to prepare a plan for providing financial assistance to workers affected by the ban.
Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the ban on the entry of vehicles operating on other fuels will remain till December 3.
The physical classes in Delhi’s educational institutes were suspended following high levels of pollution.
"The minister has called a high-level meeting at 12 noon to discuss the latest CAQM directions with senior officials of the environment department, public works department, municipal corporations, NDMC and education department," an official said.
The Environment Minister of Delhi, Gopal Rai on Tuesday said to prevent the purchase, sale and burning of firecrackers, especially in the border areas, Delhi Police and SDMs have been asked to keep 24x7 vigil.
The government had convened a review meeting with all state-run agencies engaged in construction work in Delhi and they were told to submit their action plan to prevent dust pollution by September 21.
The Winter Action Plan will focus on 10 points, including stubble burning, pollution hotspots, working of smog tower and vehicular and dust pollution.
‘The government will have to accept the farmers’ demands sooner or later. The Modi government will cannot be allowed to ruin the country,’ Rai said.
'Those who have come to my contact in the last few days, please take care and get tested,' tweeted Gopal Rai.
Delhi government last week imposed a ban on sale and bursting of firecrackers from November 7 to 30.
Only ‘green crackers’ can be manufactured, sold and used in Delhi, as per an SC order issued in 2018.
With Delhi-NCR bracing for months of poor air quality, experts have warned that high levels of air pollution can aggravate the COVID-19 situation.
The NCRTC is constructing a building of the rapid metro.
Environment minister Gopal Rai said the pollution levels at 13 hotspots in the city and the steps taken to bring them down will also be monitored via the green war room.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that a centre is being set up in Najafgarh to produce a chemical to deal with stubble burning.
The AAP leader said the party has set its sight on contesting assembly elections in a number of states including Punjab in the first phase.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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