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Ready for lockdown to bring down pollution levels: Delhi Govt to SC

15/11/2021 at 12:34 PM

New Delhi, Nov 15: The Delhi government on Monday told Supreme Court that the government is ready to impose complete lockdown to control the pollution.

In an affidavit, the Delhi government said, “GNCTD is ready to take steps like complete lockdown to control local emissions. However, such a step would be meaningful if it is implemented across the NCR areas in neighbouring states. Given Delhi’s compact size, a lockdown would have limited impact on the air quality regime”.

The Delhi government has also ordered that no physical classes would be commenced in schools this week. Besides, the government officials would work from home, and private offices have also been advised to allow work-from-home for their employees.

“All construction and demolition activities will be closed with immediate effect till November 17”, said the affidavit.

Worth mentioning, On November 13, the Supreme Court suggested that if needed the government can declare a two-day lockdown to bring down the pollution levels, which has been caused by stubble burning, vehicles, firecrackers, industries and dust.

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