Delhi government has decided to shut all primary schools and classes in the national capital form tomorrow till the air pollution level improves in the city. It was announced by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at press conference. He said, the city government is also considering to implement Odd-Even scheme in the national capital if required.Our correspondent reports that the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) has also itensified its action to check air polution in the national capital.As a precautionary step to avoid further deterioration of overall air quality in the NCR, the Commission yesterday ordered implementation of fourth stage of Graded Response Action Plan.Under it, entry of truck into Delhi has been banned except for trucks carrying essential commodities, providing essential services and all CNG and electric trucks.Besides, plying of 4-wheeler diesel Light Motor Vehicles in the National Capital and Districts of NCR bordering Delhi has also been banned, except BS-VI vehicles and vehicles used for essential and emergency services.The Commission has also ordered shutting down all industries in NCR, even in areas which do not have Piped Natural Gas infrastructure but still running on fuels.However, industries including milk and dairy units and those involved in manufacturing of life saving medical equipment and devices, drugs and medicines will be exempted from the restrictions.The Commission also directed to ban construction works in public projects including highways, flyovers, power transmission and pipelines in the region.Delhi government and NCR state governments have been asked to decide on allowing public, municipal and private offices to work on 50 percent strength and the rest to work from home.
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