Due to a “improvement” in air quality, the Delhi government said on Wednesday that physical education sessions in schools, universities, and other educational institutions would resume on November 29. The prohibition on truck access, save for those working in critical services, will remain in effect until December 3.
“However, starting November 27, compressed natural gas and electric lorries will be permitted to enter Delhi,” Environment Minister Gopal Rai said during a meeting to discuss air pollution regulations. Rai asked government employees to commute using public transportation. “Recently, we rented private CNG buses. We have chosen to utilize them to transport staff from Gulabi Bagh and Nimri Colony.
These locations are home to the bulk of government personnel “‘He said. Additionally, the government will begin a shuttle bus service connecting its workers from the Delhi Secretariat to the ITO and Indraprastha metro stations. “Over the previous three days, the air quality has improved. The city’s AQI is comparable to that of pre-Diwali days. He said. On November 13, the local administration ordered the closure of all educational institutions, prohibited construction, and demolition, and directed workers to work from home in order to battle air pollution and mitigate its health impacts. On November 17, it expanded the restrictions, prohibiting trucks transporting non-essential products from entering Delhi.
The construction and demolition restriction was removed on Monday due to improved air quality and worker inconvenience. Rai said that failure to adhere to the 14-point dust management rules on building and demolition sites would result in an immediate stoppage of operations and a fine. The minister noted that authorities have halted construction at 105 of the 1,221 locations assessed so far.