No improvement in Delhi’s air quality as it continues to be ‘Very Poor’; Govt to review curbs tomorrow
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday will be holding a meeting with senior government officers to review the restrictions imposed in the national capital. To combat pollution, the Delhi Government on Wednesday had issued 10 directions, including a ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items in the city and closure of schools and colleges till further orders. The decision came after a meeting was held in response to a 24-hour deadline set by the Supreme Court. The government has even asked employees to do Work From Home till November 21.
Construction and demolition work has also been banned in Delhi. To note, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.
Delhi and NCR areas, including Gurgaon, Noida, and Ghaziabad, have been dealing with a deadly blanket of polluted air for a long time now.