- The Delhi government has asked its employees to continue working from home until November 26th.
- The ban on entry into the city of trucks carrying non-essential items was also extended.
- The government also banned construction and demolition in the city.
The Delhi government has asked its employees to continue working from home until November 26, and extended the ban on trucks carrying non-essential items from entering the city to combat air pollution and minimize its health effects.
A senior official said the ban on construction and demolition of houses in Delhi had been lifted. Schools and colleges will be closed pending further orders, he said.
“Given the very poor air quality forecast and that car pollution will cause extensive air pollution and release harmful pollutants, especially when air quality is very low, there is a need to further expand the curbs on vehicles. Traffic in Delhi,” reads the order Department of the Environment.
“Stop the entry of trucks into Delhi, with the exception of trucks with essential goods, until November 26, subject to further consideration to extend this date,” it added. “All GNCT Delhi / autonomous bodies / corporations offices are to remain closed until November 26, except those associated with essential and emergency services … However, all officers / officials must work from home,” the order says.
Following orders from CAQM, the Delhi government issued 10 directives on Wednesday, including a ban on trucks carrying non-essential items from entering the city and the closure of schools and colleges until further notice. He also banned construction and demolition in the city and ordered his employees to work from home until Sunday (November 21).
(with PTI inputs)