Controlling Delhi air pollution: L-G says stop all civil construction activities

"That means shutting down of all civil construction activities till June 17. He said emergency measures like stoppage of all civil construction activities till June 17 have been taken and further monitoring would be done by agencies like NHAI, DMRC, MCDs, PWD and NBCC to ensure compliance. The air quality deteriorated because of dust storms in western India, particularly Rajasthan, which increased coarser particles in the air, the Central Pollution Control Board said. Baijal took to Twitter to inform that he has held an emergency meeting in view of the severe dust pollution in Delhi with Environment Minister Imran Hussain and the concerned officials. As the national capital region, engulfed in dust-filled air, struggles to breath, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday ordered stoppage of all civil construction activities across Delhi and NCR till June 17 as a part of emergency measures.

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