- The overall air quality index has increased from 332 on Friday to 355 today
- Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that there will be 100% work from home
- Schools, other educational institutions to remain closed in Delhi till further orders
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi’s air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category for the seventh consecutive day on Saturday. The overall air quality index has risen from 332 on Friday to 355 today.
Meanwhile, announcing emergency measures to reduce pollution, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said there will be 100 per cent work from home for government departments by November 21.
Rai said that construction and demolition work has also been banned in Delhi till November 21, while schools and other educational institutions in the national capital will remain closed till further orders.
Addressing the media after a high-level meeting to strictly implement the suggestions of the Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM), Rai said, “We have given directions to ban the entry of all vehicles into Delhi, including Essential services except vehicles. Police department and transport department will ensure this together.”