Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced a slew of measures to be undertaken by the government to reduce the hazardous air pollution in the city.
Speaking to media after an emergency Cabinet meeting, Kejriwal announced a ban on construction related activities for the next ten days and shutting down of Badarpur power plant for the next five days.
He also said that the schools in National Capital Region will be remained shut for the next three days.
Kejriwal said the weekly vacuum cleaning of roads will begin on November 10.
Saying there should be no blame game over the environmental crisis, the chief minister also announced a complete ban on burning leaves and generator sets.
He also revealed that possibility of artificial rain was discussed in the meeting and requested the support from the Centre.
Delhi is facing its worst smog in last 17 years. The Air Quality Index in Delhi’s RK Puram is recorded as 999.