Thursday, 20 January 2022

Ban on Construction work to extend, no entry for trucks till 7 December

Ban on Construction work to extend, no entry for trucks till 7 December

On Monday, the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi will continue until further order, said the city's Environment Minister Gopal Rai. The order came after Rai chaired a review meeting with officials of concerned departments as air quality in the town remained in the "very poor" category.

Delhi government had re-imposed the ban on construction and demolition activities on Thursday following the Supreme Court order in this regard.

The restrictions on the entry of trucks will also continue till 7 December, Rai added. However, trucks delivering essential goods will remain exempt from this no-entry directive. CNG, electric trucks will also be allowed to enter the national capital, the Delhi Environment Minister said

Rai said.

"Authority have said low wind speed and low temperature have led to dirty conditions and that Delhi air quality is likely to remain very poor in upcoming days. The situation can improve if rains pour, as predicted by the India Meteorological Department,"

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He added.

"Considering the situation, we have decided to stretch the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi till further orders. Non-polluting construction activities such as plumbing work, interior decoration, electrical work and carpentry are allowed,"

Rai further mentioned that the Delhi government's 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign to curb vehicular pollution is being extended till 18 December.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said the workers affected by the ban on construction activities in the national capital would be provided financial assistance of ₹5,000 each. His government will also compensate them for the loss of minimum wages.

Offline classes in colleges, schools and other educational institutions resumed, and government offices reopened from Monday.

The government has also launched an exceptional bus service to ferry its staff from government residential colonies in 14 areas.

After tracking at the situation, the government have extended the restriction

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