For the past six days Delhi has been clouded in toxic, dangerous smog which has been categorised as ‘severe’.NCT rejected the odd-even scheme submitted by Delhi govt stating that the govt should take care of the logical explanations for odd-even exemptions when they approach NGT again.
Meanwhile, Delhi government urged the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to allow exemptions for women drivers and two-wheelers for “this year” in implementation of the odd-even traffic restriction scheme while NGT retorted back stating that two-wheelers are more polluting than four-wheelers.
Don’t gift infected lungs to children. They have to wear masks to school. What constitutes a health emergency according to you? Measures should be applied automatically by govt after dangerous levels of PM 2.5 and PM 10 persist for more than 48 hoursNGT to Delhi govt
“Industries involved in essential commodities have been exempted to carry on their activity. We also direct industries whose emissions are limited in parameters be allowed to operate subject to verification,” says NGT.
Terming the air quality in the national capital as poor and unsafe, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) urged the Delhi High Court on Tuesday to pass directions to postpone the Delhi Half Marathon. Train operations were still affected. Around 10 inbound trains were cancelled, 34 rescheduled, and 73 trains were delayed.
Areas close to the Delhi Technical University were the most polluted with a severe AQI of 492. The primary pollutant here was PM2.5. Dilshad Garden had the cleanest air, with an AQI of 312.