Delhi: PWD sprinkles water on roads to reduce dust pollution

"Dust clearing and water sprinkling on PWD roads started (sic)," PWD Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 6, 2016 5:33 pm

Aiming to bring down dust pollution, Public Works Department (PWD) of the Delhi government today started the work of sprinkling water on roads. “Dust clearing and water sprinkling on PWD roads started (sic),” PWD Minister Satyendra Jain tweeted.

Jain also directed the Transport Department to challan and impound overloaded vehicles and instructed them to ensure that non-destined vehicles–not meant for Delhi–should not be allowed to enter the city as per Supreme Court orders.

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Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that schools in Delhi will remain closed till Wednesday besides temporary closure of the Badarpur Power Plant and prohibition on construction and demolition activities.

Kejriwal said the government was also mulling over the possibility of bringing back the odd-even scheme. It was also going to discuss with the Centre the possibility of engineering artificial rain in the city which has turned into a “gas chamber” due to air pollution.