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Delhi ban on construction, demolition activities as air quality deteriorates again

Delhi Restricts on construction work and demolition activities as air quality deteriorates again.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The increasing air pollution in Delhi has raised concern once again. Due to the deteriorating air quality, construction and demolition activities have been banned in the national capital. Last month, the Centre’s air quality panel had directed authorities to ban all construction and demolition activities in Delhi-NCR, except for essential projects. Later these restrictions were relaxed after the improvement in air quality.

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In the month of November, air pollution in Delhi-NCR had made life difficult for the people. The Air Quality Index (AQI) had reached above 400 in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad, it had come so far that Delhi was forced to take a decision to keep primary schools closed. Apart from Delhi, an order was issued to keep the schools closed till 8th November in Noida as well.

However, in view of worsening air quality, this ban has been reintroduced.

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