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Centre, state govts should put politics aside, work together to find solution to Delhi air pollution: Arvind Kejriwal

Addressing a press conference in the national capital, Kejriwal said a decision on the odd-even vehicle formula will be taken by tomorrow if required.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2017 4:03 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said a solution to Delhi’s hazardous pollution can be found if the Centre, along with governments in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana put politics aside and work together. He added that the situation in the National Capital Region will not improve until state governments find economically viable solutions to crop burning. The government has also decided to bring back its ‘odd-even’ vehicle policy from November 13 to 17.

Delhi woke up to a third consecutive day of smog and low visibility on Thursday, with air quality hitting ‘hazardous’ levels. On the alarming levels of pollution, Kejriwal said that it’s not just Delhi but the entire north India has become a “gas chamber”.

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Meanwhile, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday banned construction and industrial activities in Delhi NCR till November 14 and burning of waste. It also disallowed trucks carrying construction material from entering or exiting the city, reported news agency PTI. Further, the tribunal directed the government to carry out sprinking of water where PM10 is in excess of 600 micrograms per cubic metre and asked authorities to implement EPCA’s suggestions to improve ambient air quality. Smog rises to emergency levels: How the haze can harm Delhi

(With inputs from agencies)

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  1. S
    Nov 10, 2017 at 1:20 am
    For creating the current mess in terms of overpopulation, uncleanliness, pollution etc BJP govt is as responsible as anyone else. All their talk of turning Delhi into a world class city or a smart city in their terminology is a load of plain bull . Let me present Modi's govt report-card as regards improving the quality of life of people of Delhi from where they are ruling the country. 1.Population control : failure 2.Pollution control: Total failure 3.Cleanliness : failure 4.Law and order: absolute failure. Nobody feels safe in the city. 5.Water supply : situation going from bad to worse 6.Roads: everyone knows about the condition of roads in Delhi and how bad they are. 7.Transport and traffic conditions : same as above. 8.Education : failure 9.Health care : failure. It's all very easy for BJP topi-walas to blame AAP govt for the mess that we Delhiites find ourselves in. But BJP at the centre through Lt Governor claims all powers over the city and is more to blame
    1. D
      Nov 10, 2017 at 12:46 am
      Delhi Government led by tinpot socialist Kanjarwal is completely unprepared to deal with the crisis
      1. M
        Nov 9, 2017 at 10:42 pm
        Really! Are your serious? Are you serious?
        1. C
          Nov 9, 2017 at 9:07 pm
          When Kajiriwal started seeing failures , he started asking to put politics aside. But he make politics out of everything everyone does. Its pure failure of AAP. They should resign immediately. Don't even know how to control pollution. if fire crakers allowed during Diwali then, this day would not have come.
          1. J
            Jeevan Karkera
            Nov 9, 2017 at 6:10 pm
            Shameless guy. Blaming is over? Now you need co-operation needed.
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