The sub-committee for invoking anti-pollution curbs under GRAP held a meeting on Wednesday to review the air quality situation and the progress of the actions implemented in the region.
Such a high AQI is an unusual phenomenon in Tirupati, as the city has never recorded such levels of pollution even on Diwali nights.
“For the last few weeks, we have been oscillating between ‘severe’ and ‘very poor’ categories of air quality. We can’t close our eyes to the fact,” Justice Prasad said.
Govt also removes ban on BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel vehicles.
All construction and demolition work, except essential projects, has been banned in Delhi-NCR under the third stage of GRAP.
Solid waste management (SWM) was the highest discussed issue in MCD sessions in the last four years.
Headed by CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, the tool will count vehicles by uploading the CCTV footage on cloud platform, officials said.
Commission for Air Quality Management says it will review the situation on Friday to decide on various measures
The decision was taken after it was found that air quality in seven cities of the state has turned poisonous. Katihar has been adjudged the most polluted city, with an AQI of 393.
Lekhi said that the people of the city gave nearly Rs 1,286.93 crore as environment cess to the Kejriwal government but where is that money.
The 24-hour average AQI calculated at 260 by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which is a drop of 112 points from 372 noted on Tuesday.
A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted the remote mountainous region of western Nepal early Wednesday, killing six people.
The Centre-run Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) becomes active from September 15 when conditions build up for severe pollution in the region.
The panel noted that these sites are a major and consistent source of air pollution in Delhi-NCR.
Govt also decides to reopen primary classes from Nov 9 & revoke order asking 50% of its staff to work from home in view of better AQI
The 24-hour average air quality index of Delhi improved from 447 on Friday to 381 on Saturday and further to 339 on Sunday.
Alarmed by hazardous pollution levels in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said primary schools would be closed from Saturday in a bid to protect children.
With pollution levels in the national capital worsening, the Centre’s air quality panel had on Thursday banned the entry of trucks other than electric and CNG ones into Delhi.
AQI Still High... Breathing Still Difficult... Administration Still Evasive... More Charges Against AAP... ED Search Over Liquor Scam.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, 24 of the 37 monitoring stations recorded the AQI in the 'severe' category around 11 am.