Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain told the media about the in-depth discussions that took place at the emergency meeting to review and deal with the poisoning pollution in the national capital. The capital has been struggling to breathe under the blanket of pollution with the air quality fluctuating between poor to severe.
The meeting was called by Hussain to discuss his concerns with other departments. After detailed discussions and debates, the Delhi government has decided to adopt various measures to curb rising pollution. Some of the measures include sprinkling the high rise buildings, and imposing fine on the overloaded trucks and buses running in Delhi without permits. Also, it was decided to extend the blanket ban on construction activities for three more days because of the situation in the capital. The ban was earlier supposed to end by December 26.
Also, the Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot asked the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and the senior officials in the ministry to be”fully geared up” for the implementation of the vehicle rationing ‘Odd-Even’ scheme to restrict the number of cars on the road “as and when” it is announced.
The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), recorded the overall AQI of Delhi at a deadly 477 on Sunday which was the second-highest polluted day of the year.