The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government prohibited 92 development sites on Saturday. A day after the national capital’s pollution levels reached worrisome levels.
The Delhi government also dispatched 114 water tankers to sprinkle water on the roadways to reduce dust, which is one of the primary causes of air pollution. According to a study by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, fireworks after 8 p.m. caused significant changes in PM10 and PM2. 5 concentrations in Delhi on Diwali night.
To combat air pollution, we’ve started spraying water on roadways with the use of anti-smog water tanks as an emergency measure. We’ve also put 92 construction sites on notice for breaking the rules. Gopal Rai, the Delhi Environment Minister, was reported by ANI as stating.
Rai went on to say that the administration is waging an effort to combat city’s local sources of air pollution.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s action comes two days after the Diwali celebration. When Delhi’s air quality remained in the ‘hazardous’ category.
The ambient air in several parts of Delhi has an AQI of above 600, making it unsafe to breathe. The figures were provided by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) based on data from the city’s smog towers.
This comes despite predictions that the air pollution condition in Punjab and Haryana is unlikely to improve till next week. This is owing to reports of stubble burning.
In August, Kejriwal unveiled his government’s first smog tower in Delhi’s Connaught Place neighborhood, in an effort to combat the city’s worsening air pollution.