Delhi School Closed: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said all government and private primary schools will remain closed for two days in view of the deteriorating air quality in the national capital. He gave this information through X. “In view of the increasing pollution levels, all government and private primary schools in Delhi will remain closed for the next 2 days,” he wrote in the tweet.
Meanwhile, amid rising pollution levels in the National Capital Region, Gurugram District Magistrate has also issued an order under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1973 to deal with air pollution in Gurugram. Writing on ‘X’, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner wrote, “In view of the deteriorating air quality, District Magistrate Nishant Kumar Yadav issued an order under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1973 to deal with air pollution in Gurugram Is.”
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This decision was taken in Gurugram because
Burning of waste materials like garbage, leaves, plastic and rubber is strictly prohibited in all areas of Gurugram. In such a situation, strict action will be taken against those who violate the rules. Also, instructions have been given to the responsible officers to ensure that the rules are followed.
Ban on construction work in Delhi
The sub-committee reviewed the air quality scenario in the region as well as the meteorological conditions and air quality index forecasts available by IMD and IITM. According to an official release from CAQM, the Delhi government has banned construction activities in the entire National Capital Region (NCR). However, exemptions have been given for projects of railway services, metro services, airports, interstate bus terminals, defence-related activities, health-related activities, etc.
There will be a ban on these works
According to the official release, the following activities have been banned. Which includes demolition work 2. Loading and unloading of construction material anywhere within or outside the project sites 3. Moving raw materials manually or through conveyor belts, including fly ash 4. Movement of vehicles on unpaved roads. 5. Operation of batching plant 6. Laying of sewer lines, waterlines, drainage works and electric cables by open trench system 7. Cutting and fixing of tiles, stones and other flooring materials 8. Waterproofing works 9. Painting, polishing and varnishing works etc. and 10. Road construction/repair work including paving of footpaths/paths and central verges etc.