New Delhi: The national capital is engulfed in a blanket of toxic air particles, with air quality continuing to show ‘very poor’ category. The Delhi government has suggested few emergency steps to tackle the capital’s toxic air crisis that has forced schools to shut down.
The Delhi government has also recommended that construction and industrial activities be paused. The centre and the state met to discuss fighting Delhi pollution a day after the Supreme Court raised tough questions on the crisis. The Delhi government also recommended that construction and industrial activities be paused.
The state government of Delhi has also recommended work-from-home for government as well as private offices. “We have proposed a weekend lockdown, we are ready for it. It depends on the court’s directions now,” Delhi Minister Gopal Rai tolf NDTV.
Delhi, which has been battling a toxic haze since early November, took emergency measures on Saturday, ordering schools to close and building work to stop for four days.
The Delhi Government had told the Supreme Court yesterday, in an affidavit filed before the hearing, that it was ready to take steps like a complete lockdown to fight air pollution though it would have a limited effect unless similar restrictions applied to the neighbouring areas.