Air Pollution | Delhi schools would be closed for a week, and government employees will work from home, says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
From November 14 to 17, the Delhi administration has decided to prohibit development in the national capital.
Due to the air pollution situation, in-person school sessions in the national capital will be closed for a week, and government employees will be requested to work from home for the same period, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated on November 13.
“Schools will be physically closed for a week beginning Monday; to continue virtually so that children do not have to breathe toxic air,” Kejriwal remarked.
“For a week, government departments will operate at full capacity from their homes. Private offices would be advised to use the WFH (work from home) option whenever possible “After chairing a high-level meeting with senior officials and ministers from the Delhi government, the chief minister told reporters.
According to Kejriwal, the administration has also decided to prohibit building activity in the national capital from November 14 to 17.
The judgments were made in light of the current meteorological conditions. The air quality is projected to deteriorate between November 14 and 17, according to Delhi’s chief minister.
The statements come just hours after the Supreme Court asked the Centre and the Delhi government if draconian measures like a “two-day lockdown” or a temporary ban on vehicle use will prevent the air quality from deteriorating further.
When reporters questioned if the Delhi government will impose a lockdown, Kejriwal said the decision would be made after consulting with the Centre and state authorities.
“If the (pollution) situation worsens, there was a suggestion in the Supreme Court that Delhi be placed under complete lockdown…
We’re working on a plan that will be considered with the agencies and the Center…
If this occurs, construction and vehicular traffic will be halted ” He Said
The air quality in Delhi has consistently deteriorated in November, which is thought to be a result of stubble burning in neighbouring states.
The Supreme Court, on the other hand, stated earlier today that stubble burning cannot be blamed alone for the current state of affairs in the capital city.
“We’ve heard that part of the stubble is being burned. The rest is made up of fireworks, vehicle pollution, industry, and dust pollution, among other things. Tell us how to reduce Delhi’s AQI values from 500 to 200 points “Chief Justice of India NV Ramana presided over the bench.