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Construction and industrial operations banned in Delhi as air quality likely to worsen

Delhi Air Quality: Construction and industrial work has been banned in Delhi once again in view of the possibility of poor air quality.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Construction and industrial work has been banned in Delhi once again in view of the possibility of poor air quality. Centre’s air quality panel today implemented curbs under stage -3 of the Graded Action Response Plan (GRAP) as the air quality index (AQI) will likely worsen.

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The air quality in the Delhi-NCR region worsened to ‘Severe’ today.

In a meeting held today, the committee assessed the situation in the national capital as well as forecasts by the meteorological department and the air quality index of Delhi.

All actions under stage 3 of GRAP will be implemented with immediate effect, the curbs include; a ban on construction, and demolition activity in the entire Delhi-NCR region except for essential projects.
A ban on industrial operations which are not running on fuels as in the standard list of approved fuels for the region. Mining activities and brick kilns will be banned as well, the order read.

Restriction on industrial operations not running on fuel as per the standard list of approved fuels for the area. Brick kilns, hot mix plants which are not working on fuel which is not approved in Delhi and its surrounding areas will have to stop operations. Stone crushers, mining and related activities will also be banned. State governments can ban old petrol and diesel vehicles.

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