No bursting crackers in Delhi except during religious functions: LG Najeeb Jung

Speed News Desk | First published: 7 November 2016, 18:52 IST

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung held a meeting with CM Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Commissioner of Police, Delhi Transport Ministers and other ministers on 7 November to discuss plans to curb air pollution.

Jung directed the officials to ensure that immediate measures are taken to mitigate air pollution in Delhi, ANI reported.

He implemented a ban on the use of crackers during all events - like parties and weddings - with the exception of religious functions. The decision will be reviewed on 15 November, ANI reported.

Lt Jung has also directed the Delhi Police and the Municipal Corporation to implement an action-plan - which includes de-registration of 15-year-old diesel vehicles starting from 7 November.

In a meeting on 7 November, Kejriwal directed that all construction sites and the Badarpur Plant be shut for few days in order to bring down the toxicity in the air.

Delhi has been reeling under the clouds of poisonous smokes for a week now and has been reportedly topped the list of most polluted city. Due to the pollution, the sales of air purifier and face masks has increased. Experts have said that the pollution increased rapidly after Diwali night due to firecrackers.

First published: 7 November 2016, 18:52 IST