Delhi braces for air-pollution emergencies

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Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Even-though pre-emptive measures were taken to contain air pollution, it will most likely in the next 10 days which may result in a partial shutdown of Delhi by force between November 1 and November 10.

EPCA appointed by the Supreme Court has also warned that it could even ban private vehicles or introduce odd and even road rationing measures in the coming days after consulting the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) task force.

The measures these authorities will enforce will include ban on construction activities as well as the shutting down of at least one industrial area for the next 10 days such as ban on construction and excavation activities, shutting down of industries that run on coal and biomass, ban on stone crushers, brick kilns and hot mix plants.

CPCB has started Facebook and Twitter accounts where residents can lodge complaints pertaining to garbage burning, unpaved roads etc.

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