Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that it has been decided to remove the restrictions implemented under Phase 4 of GRAP. He said primary schools would reopen from November 9.
New Delhi: The Kejriwal government had imposed many restrictions regarding the increasing air pollution in Delhi. Now after improving the air quality, it has been decided to remove those restrictions. In such a situation, it has been decided to reopen the closed primary schools in the capital from November 9. The government has also withdrawn the order for 50 percent of its personnel to work from home.
What did the Environment Minister of Delhi say?
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that the air pollution situation in Delhi has improved rapidly and incidents of stubble burning have also come down. "Therefore, it has been decided to remove the restrictions imposed under Phase-IV of GRAP following the directions of the Air Quality Management Commission," he said. "Primary schools will reopen from November 9 and the work-from-home order of 50 per cent government employees is also being withdrawn," Rai said.
Restrictions were imposed under GRAP-4
Following the improvement in air pollution in Delhi-NCR in the last two days, the Centre's Air Quality Commission on Sunday directed officials to impose restrictions on non-BSVI diesel-powered light motor vehicles and trucks from entering the capital. To be removed This restriction was imposed under the last phase of GRAP.
The commission recommended the restrictions in its order on Thursday. The Delhi government on Friday announced additional measures after air pollution spiked last week, including the closure of primary schools from Saturday and ordering 50 per cent of its staff to work from home.