New Delhi: A day after the Delhi High Court pulled up the Delhi Government over the hazardous level of air pollution in the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal decided to take a final call on extending the odd-even scheme on Monday.
Even as the air quality in the Delhi-NCR remained 'severe’ for the fourth consecutive day on Friday, 15 November, the Delhi Government has no clue about how to tide over the crisis arising from the rising pollution.
Meanwhile, air quality in the Delhi-NCR remained ‘severe’ on for the fourth consecutive day on Friday. Hearing a suo-moto petition on air pollution in Delhi, the high court, on Thursday, had also taken various departments and other concerned authorities to task over the hazardous level of air pollution in the city.
Schools had reopened in Delhi NCR on Wednesday after remaining closed due to pollution only to be shut again on the orders of the Supreme Court-mandated anti-pollution authority EPCA till November 15.
The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority also extended the ban on hot-mix plants and stone-crushers in Delhi-NCR till November 15.
Earlier, the apex court asked the Centre to explore hydrogen-based fuel technology to find a solution to reduce air pollution.