Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced the opening of primary schools from Wednesday as the air in the capital improves, while the ban on entry of trucks has also been lifted.
New Delhi: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai today announced that primary schools will reopen in Delhi, while 50% work-from-home orders for government employees have been cancelled. Gopal Rai said, “The work from home order for Delhi government employees has been cancelled. Government offices reopened at full capacity from Monday.
“Work-from-home order for Delhi government staff is revoked. Government offices reopened from Monday with full capacity,” Environment Minister Gopal Rai said.
As the air quality in the city improved, the environment minister also announced lifting of restrictions on construction works related to highways, roads, flyovers etc. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi remained in the ‘very poor’ quality on Monday morning, better than the ‘severe’ category recorded for three consecutive days. However, despite a slight improvement, the AQI remained at 352 at 9 am.
On Sunday, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), the central body that recommends actions to fight pollution in the national capital region, removed some of the restrictions put in place by the Delhi government earlier.
On Sunday, the Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM), the central body that recommends action to fight pollution in the national capital region, lifted some restrictions imposed earlier by the Delhi government. Central body lifts ban on entry of trucks in Delhi. The ban on non-BS6 diesel vehicles has been lifted. Trucks are now allowed in Delhi, and the ban on non-BS6 diesel vehicles has been lifted.