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Work from home should be implemented in NCR too and industries should be closed, Delhi government gave many important suggestions to deal with pollution

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In the meeting of the Air Quality Management Commission held on Tuesday to deal with the increasing air pollution in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to implement Work from Home (WFH) policy for all people in the districts of NCR, ban construction activities. And there is a recommendation to close some industries.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Tuesday that in the meeting of the Air Quality Management Commission, we have suggested implementation of work from home policy in Delhi-NCR and closure of some industries.

To deal with Delhi’s pollution crisis, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced several emergency measures including closure of all Delhi schools for a week, ban on construction activities and ‘work from home’ for government employees.

Gopal Rai told reporters that teams of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) reached several places on Monday to see whether the measures were implemented or not. He found that the construction work had been given.

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Air Quality Management Commission to hold a joint meeting. On Tuesday, the states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh participated in this meeting.

Rai said that in the meeting, Delhi government officials suggested implementation of ‘Work from Home’ (WFH) policy and closure of industries in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) to control pollution. Other states also put forth their views, we are waiting for the official notification of the commission.

‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign will run for 15 more days

Gopal Rai on Tuesday said that the Delhi government has decided to extend the ‘Red Light On, Car Off’ campaign for another 15 days in view of the rising level of pollution in the capital. Rai said the initiative to shut down the engine at red beacons was to end on November 18, but the government has decided to extend the drive for 15 more days, from November 19 to December 3.

Around 2,500 civil defense volunteers have been deployed at 100 intersections to make people aware of the importance of turning off the engine of their car at a traffic signal. The volunteers are posted in two shifts from 8 am to 2 pm and then from 2 pm to 8 pm. The minister said that people are working from home, but still vehicles are seen on the roads. On an average, a person crosses 10 to 12 intersections while driving and the fuel continues to burn for about 30 minutes without any reason. We can take steps to reduce it.

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