14 Nov, 2021 11:47a.m.

Delhi considering lockdown to compact pollution as per SC order


The Delhi Government said that the state said, would prepare a proposal on imposing a lockdown till the situation improved. The CMs office 'was responding to the Supreme Court Special Bench that urged 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. The court further observed that 'bashing the farmers has become a new fashion' while there are other reasons also for the poor air quality in the city.

On Saturday, the chief minister announced a series of measures to control the air pollution in the national capital. The Delhi government has decided to go back to online classes once again and said schools in Delhi will be closed from Monday. The government offices will operate from home at 100% capacity for a week. Private offices will be issued an advisory to go for work from home (WFH) option as much as possible

Delhi is ranked one of the world’s most polluted cities, with hazardous pollutants from mélange of factory and vehicle emissions, as well as smoke from agricultural fires, settling in the skies over its 20 million people each winter.

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