Rain may bring some respite from smog soon in Delhi

After a relative respite on Saturday, the national capital was enveloped in a thick blanket of smog on Sunday due to high levels of humidity.

Published: 13th November 2017 09:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th November 2017 09:26 AM   |  A+A-

EPS file image of smog used for representational purpose only.

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: After a relative respite on Saturday, the national capital was enveloped in a thick blanket of smog on Sunday due to high levels of humidity (98 per cent), said a MeT official. The weatherman also predicted rain on November 14 or 15 and claimed that it would help clear the smog but could result in an intensification of fog. Delhi had been engulfed in a thick blanket of smog on Thursday and Friday which had forced the Delhi government to take emergency measures like shutting schools for primary students and banning construction activities.

The AAP government had called off the odd-even car rationing scheme after the National Green Tribunal rapped it over exemptions. The government, however, may file a review petition with the green court on Monday.

Meanwhile, the NGT directed the AAP government and all municipal corporations to discourage roadside parking by ensuring there are enough parking spaces for cars. A bench, headed by NGT chief judge Swatanter Kumar, rapped the government for not complying with its order to decongest traffic.
To tackle the smog, the NGT also directed the government to seize diesel vehicles which are more than 15 years old and petrol vehicles which are more than 10 years old.



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