With the air high quality within the capital area deteriorating to the ‘severe’ degree, the Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) has known as a gathering with Delhi Chief Minister and Surroundings Minister Gopal Rai to take inventory of the state of affairs.
“The situation arising out of air pollution in the City is extremely worrying. I have asked Hon’ble CM & Hon’ble Minister (Environment) for a meeting at Raj Niwas at 06:00 PM today, to take stock of the situation,” he posted on ‘X’.
In one other put up, he mentioned, “I have cancelled my public engagements at Yogmaya Mandir & Urs of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya and requested the organisers to discourage large gatherings.”
“I appeal to the people to remain indoors as much as possible and to not expose themselves- especially children & elderly to hazardous ambient conditions wherein AQI has reportedly crossed 800 at places,” he mentioned in one other put up.
The state of affairs arising out of air air pollution within the Metropolis is extraordinarily worrying. I’ve requested Hon’ble CM & Hon’ble Minister (Surroundings) for a gathering at Raj Niwas at 06:00 PM as we speak, to take inventory of the state of affairs.
— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) November 3, 2023
Involved over the state of affairs, the Delhi authorities and different businesses have taken measures together with invoking stage III of the air pollution management plan, deploying anti-smog weapons and re-launching the ‘Red light on, Gaadi off’ marketing campaign.
In keeping with a Delhi authorities official, the Graded Response Motion Plan (GRAP) stage 3 has been applied within the nationwide capital with an entire ban on building or demolition actions.
The Centre’s air pollution management panel invoked the GRAP III on Thursday, directing a halt on non-essential building work, stone crushing and mining in Delhi-NCR. Beneath this stage, restrictions are additionally imposed on the operation of BS III petrol and BS IV diesel four-wheelers in Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, and Gautam Budh Nagar.
The Delhi administration, which has stepped up measures to sort out the air pollution menace, has deployed anti-smog weapons in a number of locations comparable to Anand Vihar, Kashmiri Gate ISBT, ITO, Pusa Street, Jahangirpuri, Narela Industrial space, and Burari Crossing, officers mentioned.