Delhi Pollution: This is how Arvind Kejriwal plans to smother the smog; Odd-Even may return

Kejriwal also stated that the return odd-even was possible to keep traffic emissions in check, adding that the possibility of artificial rain was also discussed in the meeting, but it would need the Centre’s help in that.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 6, 2016 5:11 pm
delhi pollution, pollution, delhi, delhi news, smog, delhi smog, kejriwal, arvind kejriwal, pollution news, pollution check, kerjiwal pollution The list of measures includes putting all construction projects across the city on hold for the next five. (PTI Photo)

To curb the soaring pollution in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced a list of measures, including putting all construction projects across the city on hold for the next five days and ordering the shutdown of all schools for the next three days. The Chief Minister also appealed to people to stay indoors and if possible work from home considering the situation.

After chairing an emergency meeting to take stock of the initiatives being taken to put a dent in the spike in pollution, Kejriwal announced the following emergency measures:

#All construction and demotion works will be shut down for the next five days.

#No Diesel generators to be used for the next 10 days, except in hospital and emergency places.

#The Badarpur Power Plant will be shut down for the next 10 days

#Transportation of fly ash to stop for 10 days

#Vacuum cleaning of roads to begin from 10th November

#Jet sprinkling of roads to begin from Monday

#Landfill sites to be bulldozed, directions have been issued

#Schools shut down for three days

#Residents ordered to stay indoors as much as they can.

Kejriwal also stated that the return odd-even was possible to keep traffic emissions in check, adding that the possibility of artificial rain was also discussed in the meeting, but it would need the Centre’s help in that.

(With inputs from ANI)

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    Tony
    Nov 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm
    At least Kejriwal is not suffering from bad air of Delhi as he is enjoying in Goa, Gujrat and punjab.lt;br/gt;
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    Tony
    Nov 6, 2016 at 1:55 pm
    This CM announced Rs1Cr to Ex serviceman who committed suicide.Some body filed case in high Court against this.This fellow politicized everything,now he is telling not to politicize Delhi pollution.
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    Atis Mitra
    Nov 6, 2016 at 12:01 pm
    Kejriawal is an IIT product-we can not expect anything better sceintifically.The IIT professor has suggested BRT corridor project reading about BOGOTA in latin america without knowing how our people live!
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    Kamal Chatterjee
    Nov 6, 2016 at 10:41 am
    This is a Chinese gameplan to harr India and its growth. they have used smog creation technology and have atificiaaly seeded it over Delhi.
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    Pradeep Shetty
    Nov 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm
    Basically he is going to shut down the city!
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    freethinker
    Nov 6, 2016 at 11:17 am
    Kejriwal , like all politicians , specialises in cosmetic measures to solve grave life threatening pollution. Indians don't like to be told wise things and nor are they willing to learn from the experience of others. Taking half hearted measures is no remedy for the ills that plague India. Taking full measures requires moral courage and communicating with the people to explain hard decisions without which India is doomed.lt;br/gt;It is most important to stagger working hours to prevent traffic pile ups which increase pollution. The government has to get tough with the automotive industry to start using rates technologies. Markets must open earlier and close earlier. These are some ideas which will improve the situation. There are many more but a start can be made.
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    S Subramaniam
    Nov 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm
    In the last time when the odd-even formula was introduced it was reported in the media Delhi Citizens had used fake number plates which they used according to the need so that they used their cars regularly. The real cause for Delhi's air pollution in is manifold and odd-even formula will not solve the problem. It was reported in the media that many of the trucks ply through Delhi while transporting goods from one State to another and exclusive roads have to be constructed when such goods are transported so that they are not ping through Delhi. Besides, Government has to find alternative means for disposal of hay by drying and stores for animal consumtion. Any surplus dried hay should be exported for animal consumption wherever there is demand. Waste management, dedicated drainage, street cleaning should be strictly enforced. If each one us are responsible for keeping our area clean it will go a long way in pollution control. The garbage should be segregated and disposed off.
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    upendra deshpande
    Nov 6, 2016 at 10:47 am
    At last AAP is started some work.
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