Latest News Updates: Jagran Education Desk, New Delhi: Due to poor air quality, the Haryana government has decided to close schools in Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat, and Jhajjar until November 17. This follows the Supreme Court’s declaration of an emergency on Delhi’s air pollution. Starting Monday, the Delhi government has likewise agreed to allow 100% of its employees to work from home. Between November 14 and 17, no development will be permitted. “The order for school closures, construction activity restrictions, and advice to government and private offices to adopt work-from-home mode will be applicable in four districts around NCT Delhi — Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat, and Jhajjar,” the Haryana government stated.
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“No municipal bodies will be allowed to burn rubbish, and stubble burning will be outlawed.” “There will be no manual sweeping of roads,” the government declared in a statement. “With reference to emissions, we’ve been impounded,” an official spokesperson remarked. He stated that all forms of construction and development operations will be prohibited.
Construction activities will require the closure of mechanized stone crushers and hot mix units. He also stated that municipal bodies are not permitted to burn trash. Stubble burning would be outlawed, and manual road cleaning will be prohibited, he added. He stated that dust pollution will be controlled by water sprinkling on highways.
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The deputy commissioners will form joint inspection teams to enforce the aforesaid directives, ensuring rigorous checking, monitoring, and action against violators in compliance with Haryana government laws issued from time to time. He stated that these restrictions will take effect immediately and will be in effect until November 17, 2021. All parties involved must assure strict adherence to the same instructions, according to the spokeswoman. To deal with the city’s pollution crisis, the Delhi administration announced a series of emergency measures on Saturday, including the shutdown of schools for a week, a construction restriction, and government employees working from home.
The Supreme Court declared the spike in air pollution in Delhi-NCR a “emergency” situation on Saturday, ordering the Centre and the Delhi government to take immediate measures to improve air quality, including banning vehicles and imposing a lockdown in the national capital. Due to excessive levels of air pollution, Kejriwal announced that schools will be closed for one week starting Monday.
He stated that work from home will be adopted in government workplaces and that separate advice will be issued for private offices. From November 14 to 17, construction activity in Delhi will be forbidden. The chief minister blamed the hazardous air in Delhi on stubble burning in neighboring states and urged all stakeholders to work together to address it.
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