Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai to hold high-level meeting to review restrictions imposed in Delhi to combat pollution

The Delhi government had banned construction and demolition activities in the city till November 21

November 21, 2021 11:46 am | Updated 12:44 pm IST - New Delhi

Low visibility due to a thick layer of smog at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. File.

Low visibility due to a thick layer of smog at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. File.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai will hold a high-level meeting on November 22 with senior officers to review the restrictions imposed in the city to contain high pollution levels , officials said on November 21.

“The meeting has been called to review the restrictions which come to an end on Sunday. Officials of all departments concerned will be in attendance,” an official said.

To combat pollution, the Delhi government had on November 17 issued 10 directions, including a ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items in the city and closure of schools and colleges till further orders.

The Delhi government had banned construction and demolition activities in the city till November 21. It had also ordered its employees to work from home till November 21.

Mr. Rai had also said 1,000 private CNG buses will be hired to strengthen the public transport system.

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