• #Smog in Delhi

    Schools closed, construction work stopped as air quality worsens in Delhi

    Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:45 IST

    Transport department and traffic police have been ordered to take action against vehicles flouting pollution control norms.

    Schools closed, construction work stopped as air quality worsens in Delhi
    Smog in Delhi NCR

    As the blanket of smog covers Delhi NCR, the district magistrate today announced that primary sections of all schools in Ghaziabad would be closed for tomorrow and the day after.

    The drastic deterioration of air quality alarmed the authorities. Also, all construction activities have been ordered to be suspended for at least a week to reduce air pollution which has reached 'severe' level.

    District information officer R B Singh said District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari has ordered that primary sections of all schools (up to class 5) be closed for two days from tomorrow.

    She also ordered builders, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and the civic body to stop all construction works for at least a week, Singh said, adding hot mix and stone crushers plants too have been ordered to suspend operations for the same period.

    Builders have been told to cover the construction sites with green net to check dust hazard, the officer said. Sprinklers are being used to spray water on the roads to settle down the dust.

    Transport department and traffic police have been ordered to take action against vehicles flouting pollution control norms.

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