The Delhi government has decided to resume physical classes in schools, colleges and other educational establishments and to reopen government offices from November 29 with a view to “improving” air quality. The entry ban on trucks, excluding those performing essential services, will continue until December 3.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai urged government staff to use public transport. “We recently hired private CNG buses. We decided to use them to transport workers from settlements such as Gulabi Bagh and Nimri Colony. The majority of government employees live in these areas, ”he said.
Air quality in the nation’s capital continues to be in the “very poor” category with the AQI of 390 at 9:00 am Thursday, data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) showed. Neighbors Faridabad (394), Ghaziabad (362), Gurugram (322) and Noida (330) also recorded their air quality in the “very poor” category.
Here is what is allowed and what is not:
What is allowed:
Government offices will reopen from November 29.
CNG bus service for government employees.
Trucks assigned to essential services.
CNG and electric trucks are allowed from November 27.
What is not allowed
Entry of trucks carrying non-essential items until December 3.
Construction and demolition activities.