The proposal, passed during the standing committee meeting, also increased licence fee for meat shops from Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000. It also made it mandatory to procure a no-objection certificate from the area councillor for licence.
“Birds follow the central flyway route, and Delhi-NCR falls in that... due to climate change, their departure is delayed... Due to the crop-burning, they have trouble seeing because of the smoke. It is impacting their pattern," an expert says.
As the temperature drops to single digits and lines outside the capital’s night shelters grow longer, The Indian Express heads to centres for the differently abled, drug addicts and the sick and injured to take stock of life inside
This dust storm was the second which hit the national capital and the adjoining region in last four days. Incidents of power cuts, fallen tress, fallen poles were reported from few parts of the national capital.
On Monday, the IMD issued an amber-coloured alert, signifying the level of caution, that is needed. There are four types of colour codes: green (no action), yellow (situation to be watched), amber (government agencies to be prepared for severe weather) and red (action needed).
The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway is expected to help decongest the roads of Delhi and hence help cut down some of the pollution in the national capital. Here’s how much decongestion it is expected to lead to.