The Delhi government employees will operate from home in work from home(WFH) mode, this time not due to the pandemic, but due to the alarming and dangerous levels of pollution.
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have alerted the Delhi government on the dangerous pollution levels in the capital. Reports are that Delhi and may become worse in another two or three days
All schools in Delhi will remain closed for a week beginning Monday as part of steps announced to tackle air pollution in the Capital. All construction activity has been prohibited and Government employees will work from home. Private offices too have been advised to follow suit.
Earlier in the morning, a Special Bench of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana, assembled to urge the Centre and the Delhi Government to take “emergency measures”, even proposing a two-day lockdown, to bring air quality back to normal in a capital choked by pollution.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta acknowledged that “there was a possibility that the air would go from 'severe’ to ‘emergency’ category. He said a meeting has been scheduled to decide the “emergency response”. He compared the air to smoking 20 cigarettes a day.