EPCA bans construction in Delhi-NCR till Nov 5 morning

With the air quality deteriorating to severe category several measures have been suggested including total ban on cracker burning in winters

Representational pic (pollution)

Due to no substantial abatement of air pollution over Delhi & NCR the SC mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority or EPCA has directed that no constriction activity will resume in Delhi-NCR till Nov 5. In Delhi the schools will be shut for the same period while NCR cities might follow suit. It has also declared a public health emergency in Delhi.

Delhi and all NCR cities including Faridabad, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gr Noida will have to halt construction till the morning of Nov 5, the EPCA said.

The EPCA also banned burning of crackers for the entire winter period.

Meanwhile Delhi Government has declared that schools be closed till Nov 5 on account of severe pollution.

delhincrnews.in reporter