The Delhi government has taken several steps to reduce air pollution and control smog in the national capital. Due to this the factories are temporarily closed and the construction work has also stopped.
New Delhi: The Delhi government has taken several steps to reduce air pollution and control smog in the national capital. Due to this, the factories are temporarily closed and construction work has also stopped. The government has announced a ban on diesel-powered vehicles and the installation of water sprinklers and anti-smog guns.
With the new order, the government has put an immediate ban on construction work and demolition work. At the same time, projects like highways, roads, flyovers, overhead bridges, power transmission and pipelines have also been put on hold. Various efforts are being made to stop air pollution and to save people from it.
The government said that it has been decided to close the primary schools while the outdoor activities of other students have been banned. Actually, Delhi's air has become toxic now and on Friday morning the AQI reached 470 (Air Pollution AQI Level). According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the air quality in the city has deteriorated to "severe" and more than 10 times the global safety limit. "There will be a ban on plying of four-wheeler diesel LMVs in the districts of NCR bordering the National Capital Territory of Delhi and Delhi, except for vehicles used for essential/emergency services and BS-VI vehicles," the order said.
Eye irritation, trouble breathing
Due to dust, smoke and smog fog, normal life is being affected. The auto driver said that he is experiencing pain in the eyes and some difficulty in breathing. Due to the poisonous air, the whole environment seems to be suffocating. At the same time, police personnel said that due to breathing poison-like air all the time, it seems that hospitalization will have to be done.
At the same time, the Delhi government, while giving an advisory, has said that special care should be taken of children and the elderly at such times. People with respiratory and cardiac problems are urged to avoid outdoor activities. New Delhi is battling more pollution than any other city in the country and it increases in winter due to stubble burning in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.