Published On: Sun, Nov 6th, 2016

Delhi smog: Schools to remain closed for next 3 days; odd-even may return, says Kejriwal

New Delhi, Nov 6: The Delhi government on Sunday said all schools will be shut for three days and no construction work will be allowed for 10 days in the national capital as part of steps to fight pollution.

Saying there should be no blame game over the environmental crisis that has gripped Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also announced a ban on the use of generator sets in the city.

Kejriwal said, “Emergency measures are needed; Instead of politicising Delhi’s pollution issue, we need to solve it together.”

“For next 5 days, all the constructions and demolitions will be shut down. No DG sets to be used in Delhi for next 10 days except hospitals and emergency places; Badarpur power plant to be shut down for 10 days. Schools will be closed for next 3 days in Delhi. Landfill sites fire to be bulldozed; People should stay at home as much as they can, work for home. Vacuum cleaning of roads will start from Nov 10; Jet sprinkling of roads from tomorrow; Govt to bring odd even soon,” added Kejriwal.