Delhi’s Air Quality in ‘Severe’ Category, Central Panel Bans Construction & Demolition Activities in NCR

As the air quality worsens, a ban has been imposed on construction and demolition activities in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

The Sub-Committee in its meeting held on December 4, 2022 reviewed the air quality scenario in the region as well as the forecasts for meteorological

conditions and air quality index of Delhi.

“The sub-Committee observed that the air quality witnessed further deterioration over last 24 hours and AQI of Delhi has been recorded as 407 on 4th December, 2021 as per CPCB. As the AQI in Delhi has slipped into ‘Severe’ category owing to calm wind and stable atmospheric conditions. Therefore, in an effort to prevent further deterioration of the air quality, the sub-committee decided that ALL actions as envisaged under Stage III of the GRAP – ‘Severe’ Air Quality (DELHI AQI ranging between 401-450), be implemented in right earnest by all the agencies concerned, with immediate effect in the NCR, in addition to all action under Stage I and Stage II of the GRAP,” read the order by the Commission for Air Quality Management.

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