Arvind Kejriwal A Peculiar Person, Says Amarinder Singh In Delhi Smog Row

Arvind Kejriwal A Peculiar Person, Says Amarinder Singh In Delhi Smog Row

"So Mr Kejriwal doesn't understand this problem", said Singh.

With the national capital gasping for breath, the Delhi government has chose to bring back the odd-even vehicle movement scheme for a week to tackle the air pollution crisis created by the killer smog.

"The decision taken today in the LG's meeting for taking preventive measures in severe environment conditions, would be followed in letter and spirit in the interest of the residents and the city", North Delhi Municipal Commissioner Madhup Vyas said in a statement.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also announced that the odd-even policy will be implemented in Delhi from November 13 to 17.

He added that there would be as many as 500 more public buses on the roads to cater to the demand.

"No construction activity will be carried out on structures until further orders. all industrial activities in Delhi-NCR which are causing emissions will also not be allowed to carry on their functioning" till November 14, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

The Delhi chief minister said the issue of crop burning must be addressed.

It also asked Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan to ensure that crop residue are not burnt and urged the four governments to provide enough incentives to farmers. Proper implementation of the environmental laws is necessary.

The Delhi High Court suggested cloud seeding to induce artificial rain to tackle the "emergency situation".

The statement quoted Amarinder as saying: "Most of north India, including the national capital New Delhi, is now in the throes of a pollution crisis, induced largely by burning of paddy straw in the paddy-growing areas of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh".

With no improvement in the air quality, Delhi-NCR continued to breathe toxins for the third consecutive day, as major pollutants across all monitoring stations in the region crossed "severe" level on Thursday.

Lt Governor Anil Baijal has directed that agencies such as the municipal corporations and the Delhi Metro should strictly enforce the decisions taken by the EPCA, including hiking parking fares by four times.