The Delhi government is battling
against smog and has come up with some major steps.
The major steps include closure
of schools for 3 days. The move comes to battle unprecedented levels of smog
that have cut the visibility drastically and turned the national capital as a
virtual gas chamber.
Chief Minister has also banned
construction and demolition work for 5 days and the use of diesel run
generators for 10 days. These move come in a desperate attempt to control
crisis in Delhi.
People of Delhi are being forced
to use surgical masks while travelling. The closure of schools is aimed at
children not been affected by the dangerous pollution levels.
“The larger problem is because of
the neighboring states, where farmers are burning crop stubble in a wide area”,
said CM of Delhi. He also sought intervention of the central government.
In a emergency meeting called to
tackle this problem, Kejriwal said that “This is the time to set aside the
politics and find a solution to the problem”.
He added that the coal based
thermal plant at Badarpur would be shut for 10 days as it generates fly ash.
It is known that the Delhi
pollution levels worsened after Diwali with pollution levels touching PM 2.5.
The pollution levels in Delhi continued to be classified as “severe”.