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Schools to be shut, govt offices to work from home: CM Arvind Kejriwal announces steps to check Delhi pollution

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday (November 13, 2021) called for an emergency meeting over the severe air quality situation in the national capital. Following the meeting the Delhi CM made some big announcements.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “for a week from Monday onwards, schools will be physically closed; to continue virtually so that children don’t have to breathe polluted air.”

“Construction activities not to be allowed (between November 14-17),” Delhi CM added.

Govt offices to operate from home (WFH) at 100% capacity for a week. Private offices to be issued an advisory to go for WFH option as much as possible: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/6TiPb1B8GD

— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2021

The Delhi government also said that the offices, both government and private, will operate on work from home structure as far as possible.

“Govt offices to operate from home (WFH) at 100% capacity for a week. Private offices to be issued an advisory to go for WFH option as much as possible,” said Arvind Kejriwal.

These decisions were taken by the Delhi government in view of prevailing weather situation. “With no wind movement predicted between November 14 and 17, the air quality is expected to turn worse,” the Delhi CM said.

Delhi governments’ action plan comes after the Supreme Court today termed the air pollution situation in Delhi and nearby regions as ’emergency’ and suggested clamping a lockdown in the Capital city.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Environment Minister Gopal Rai were also present at the meeting along with the Chief Secretary of Delhi. The pollution control measures and suggestions of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) were discussed at the meeting.

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The Delhi government also said that the offices, both government and private, will operate on work from home structure as far as possible.

Source: https://zeenews.india.com/india/schools-to-be-shut-govt-offices-to-work-from-home-cm-arvind-kejriwal-announces-steps-to-check-delhi-pollution-2410184.html

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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