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Delhi lifts ban on construction, demolition activities

Govt to take call on reopening of schools, work from home for Delhi govt staff, truck entry on November 24

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 22, 2021 2:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Air pollution: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday said the ban had been lifted on construction and demolition activities.

However, if any agency was found violating dust control norms, the Delhi Government would stop work and impose penalty without notice, the Delhi Environment Minister added.

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Notably, to prevent air pollution, the national capital had put a ban on construction and demolition activities for a few days.

Gopal Rai said they would take a call on the reopening of schools, work from home for Delhi govt staff, truck entry on November 24.

He said as many as 1,000 private CNG-operated buses had been hired. These would have "Prayavaran Bus Sewa" written on them.

Delhi's air quality enters in 'very poor' category

On the other hand, in order to control air pollution in Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal government has extended the ban on the entry of trucks, except those transporting essential commodities, into the city till November 26.

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All offices of the Delhi Government, corporations and autonomous bodies will remain closed until November 26, but those involved in essential and emergency services have been exempted from this direction.

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Delhi's air quality 'very poor'

At 6 am on Monday, Delhi’s air quality stood in ‘very poor’ category. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) clocked at 352. The quality of air for the next five days is also likely to remain in the "poor" to the lower end of "very poor" category.

-PTC News

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