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5-day ban on construction work in areas with severe air quality: Delhi Environment Minister

Regardless of the implementation of preventive measures beneath Stage 2 of the Central authorities’s air air pollution management plan, air pollution ranges within the metropolis proceed to rise. (Picture: ANI)

Delhi Surroundings Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday mentioned the town authorities will ban building work in areas recording an air high quality index (AQI) above the 400 mark for 5 consecutive days.

Throughout a press convention, he mentioned Delhi’s AQI has remained round 350 for the previous few days and meteorologists attribute this to a drop in temperatures and calm winds.

“These conditions are expected to persist for the next few days, making the next fortnight crucial for Delhi,” Rai mentioned.

Regardless of the implementation of preventive measures beneath Stage 2 of the Central authorities’s air air pollution management plan, air pollution ranges within the metropolis proceed to rise. 

Due to this fact, the Delhi authorities will halt building work inside a one-kilometer radius the place the AQI exceeds the 400-mark for 5 consecutive days, Rai mentioned.

An AQI between zero and 50 is taken into account “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”

The minister mentioned that he has instructed nodal officers to make sure strict enforcement of air air pollution management measures in such areas.

The federal government has issued directives to all departments and resident welfare associations to distribute heaters to safety guards to forestall biomass burning.

Rai additionally mentioned that 1,000 non-public CNG buses can be introduced beneath contract to strengthen public transport and cut back vehicular air pollution. 

The Municipal Company of Delhi has acquired directions to make use of mud suppressants in water sprinklers to manage mud air pollution, he added. 

 

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