Nov 6, 2023
Amid ongoing Delhi smog woes, CAQM triggers Stage-IV GRAP alert, implementing strict measures from Nov 5, prompting inquiries on permissible actions.
Delhi enforces strict controls on incoming trucks, allowing exceptions solely for those carrying essential goods, LNG, CNG, and electric vehicles.
Non-Delhi-registered LCVs banned, except for EVs, CNG, and BS-VI diesel vehicles.
Construction on public projects, like roads and power transmission, is halted.
Grades 6-9 and class 11 may switch to online classes; schools up to class 5 closed till November 10.
Public, municipal, and private offices must function at 50% capacity, promoting remote work.
Central government considers work from home due to the pollution crisis.
States urged to take emergency actions, possibly closing colleges and implementing odd-even rules for non-essential commercial activities.
CAQM advises vulnerable groups, like children, the elderly, and those with health conditions, to stay indoors to protect their health during this severe air pollution crisis.
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