NCR Schools Shut, Constructions get regulated as Delhi Pollution Continues

The CAQM has also directed Entry of Trucks, other than those carrying essential supplies, to be restricted in Delhi till November 21 and this restriction may get extended if the condition continues.

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All education institutions, including schools and colleges, till further notice, are closed in Delhi NCR along with a halt on all construction activities till November 21 to curb degrading air conditions in Delhi. 
As per the press release by The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in the National Capital Region and adjoining areas, The CAQM has directed Entry of Trucks, other than those carrying essential supplies, to be restricted in Delhi till November 21 and this restriction may get extended if the condition continues. 
The CAQM also directed officials of  Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan to “encourage’’ work from home for 50 percent of staff in all private offices. However, just as a piece of advice.
The directions came in Night after an emergency meeting was concluded on the directions of the Supreme Court. 
The commission has also decided to deploy Anti-smog guns, water sprinklers, and dust suppressants 3 times a day in hotspots, where the pollution is worrisome. The CAQM stressed heavy penalties to be imposed on parties stacking construction material and waste on roads. 
The CAQM has also banned the use of diesel generator sets except in emergencies. The CAQM will meet again after 21 November. 

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