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Delhiites continue the struggle with toxic air

December 25, 2018 1:01 PM |


The national territory continues to witness bad air quality for another day. It’s Christmas today and yet we don’t see any relief from high pollution levels. The weather conditions seem unfavorable for now. The speed of the wind in and around Delhi is very light and calm in nature. Such a scenario is expected to continue till December 26. Looks like it won’t be a healthy Christmas from weather conditions point of view. Authorities have imposed a three-day ban on industrial activities in pollution hotspots and construction work across Delhi-NCR.

Given the serious situation of pollution, the Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), set up by the Supreme Court in Delhi-NCR, has issued an order to shut down industrial areas. The order to close all the industries operating in industrial areas of Wazirpur, Mundka, Narail, Bawana, Sahibabad and Faridabad have been issued. All construction works have also been banned. The ban will continue until December 26.

Not only this, the concerned agencies have been instructed to take strict action against illegal industries. The traffic police has been instructed to deploy special teams to conduct jam free traffic. Adding to this, the Police Department has also been asked to strictly see that all heavy trucks solely pass through the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressway.

The chief meteorologist at Skymet Weather, Mr. Mahesh Palawat said that the reason for sudden spike in pollution levels can be attributed to a feeble Western Disturbance over North Pakistan which has induced a Cyclonic Circulation over northwest Rajasthan and adjoining Punjab and Haryana. We are in a hope that the level of pollution will begin to subside from the evening of 26 December.

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