The Delhi government on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that it is ready to impose a complete lockdown to control the alarming level of air pollution in the national capital.
New Delhi: In view of the alarming level of air pollution in the national capital Delhi, the Delhi government is ready to impose complete lockdown. The Delhi Government on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court regarding this. The Delhi government told the Supreme Court that it is ready to impose a complete lockdown in Delhi to control air pollution.
Demand for imposition of lockdown in neighboring states also
The Delhi government said in the Supreme Court that we are ready to impose lockdown, although it will be more meaningful if the lockdown is imposed in the NCR falling under the neighboring states. Let us inform that in view of the increasing pollution in Delhi, the Supreme Court had strongly reprimanded the Delhi government and said that if needed, impose a two-day lockdown.
Mild improvement in air quality in Delhi
The air quality in Delhi improved marginally on Monday and it moved from the ‘severe’ category to the ‘very poor’ category. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 318 in the national capital Delhi at 6 am on Monday. The National Capital Region (NCR) regions of Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Noida recorded AQIs of 312, 329, 317 and 387 respectively.
When is air quality considered bad?
The air quality index (AQI) is considered good when the air quality index (AQI) is between zero and 50, while an AQI between 51 and 100 is considered to be in the ‘satisfactory’ category. Whereas, when the AQI is between 101 and 200, pollution is considered ‘moderate’, while between 201 and 300 it is considered poor. An air between 301 and 400 is considered ‘very poor’, while an AQI between 401 and 500 is considered in the ‘severe’ category.
Schools closed in Delhi-NCR
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced several emergency measures to deal with the pollution crisis, including closure of schools for a week, ban on construction activities, allowing workers in government offices to work from home. After Delhi, the Haryana government has also taken a big step and decided to close the schools in Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar till November 17.