Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has slammed the Delhi Government for failing to deal with Delhi’s air pollution problem. On Twitter, he quoted a line from a famous Muhammad Rafi song saying that the AAP government has caused the pain in his heart.
He added that there was oxygen before the government came to power, but that changed as their policies could not help control or reduce the pollution levels. He reminded the members of AAP that they should wake up as the promises made by them have vanished up in smoke just like the city.
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had earlier decided to implement an emergency action plan. If the air quality falls between moderate to poor categories, measures like halting garbage burning in landfills and other places, enforcing pollution control rules in brick kilns and industries would be enforced.
If air quality lies in the very poor category, apart from the aforementioned measures, banning diesel generators, increasing parking fees by 3-4 times and increasing frequency of metro and buses are also to be implemented.
For the severe category, additional measures like increasing frequency of mechanised road cleaning, water sprinkling on roads and identification of high dust generation stretches of roads have to be undertaken.
In case of severe plus emergency category, trucks’ entry into Delhi will be banned (except for essential items), construction activities will be stopped and a task force to take additional steps which include shutting schools will be constituted.
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