The Delhi government has lifted the ban on construction and demolition related activities in view of the improvement in the air quality and inconvenience caused to the workers in the national capital.
New Delhi: The Delhi government has lifted the ban on construction-related activities in view of the improvement in air quality and inconvenience being caused to the workers. The Delhi government will decide on the reopening of schools, colleges and other educational institutions and the existing ‘work from home’ arrangement of government employees on Wednesday, 24 November.Also Read – Delhi Air Pollution: Entry of trucks banned in Delhi till November 26, WFH’s advice to private offices till Friday
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday that the Delhi government has lifted the ban on construction and demolition-related activities in view of the improvement in air quality and inconvenience caused to workers. Also Read – Delhi Pollution: When will the air of Delhi be clean? Lockdown restrictions may continue now, know
Rai said that the government will decide on the reopening of schools, colleges and other educational institutions and the existing ‘work from home’ system of government employees in the review meeting on Wednesday. The Delhi government has lifted the ban on construction and demolition related activities in view of the improvement in air quality and inconvenience caused to the workers. Also Read – Delhi Metro and Buses allowed to travel standing with 100% seats
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said, “If the situation in Delhi continues to improve, we will also deliberate on allowing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks laden with non-essential goods to enter the city.”
The Delhi government on Sunday banned the entry of non-essential goods trucks into the city and extended the ‘work from home’ facility to its employees on November 26 to tackle air pollution and its ill-effects on health. was extended to
Minister Gopal Rai said, “For some time, the air quality index was above 600. However, steps were taken to control air pollution and the change in wind speed has also led to a gradual reduction in the level of air pollution.
Rai said in a press conference, “In view of the improvement in air quality and the hardships being faced by the workers, we have decided to lift the ban on construction works and activities related to demolition of old structures. However, the government will continue to monitor the implementation of dust control rules by all agencies.
The minister said that 585 monitoring teams are working to ensure compliance of the instructions. “If any agency is found to be violating dust control rules, the government will stop its work without notice and impose fines,” he cautioned.
The Environment Minister of Delhi said that one thousand private buses running on CNG have been hired. These buses will have ‘Environment Bus Service’ written on them and people can travel in them just like Delhi Transport Corporation buses.
The city on Monday recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 307 after pollutants spread with wind speed up to 30 kmph, though the air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category. The AQI was 349 at 4 pm on Sunday, in which a slight improvement was registered today. (input language)