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Construction, demolition activities banned in Delhi amid deteriorating air quality

New Delhi: Amid deteriorating air quality, the commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas, on Friday, announced to implement Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) Stage III in Delhi-NCR.

As per the new order, a ban has been imposed on non-essential construction and demolition work.

“All actions as envisaged under Stage III of the GRAP – ‘Severe’ air quality (Delhi AQI ranging between 401-450), be implemented in right earnest by all the agencies concerned, with immediate effect in the entire NCR, in addition to all action already in force under Stage 1 and Stage 11 of the GRAP,” the order said.

As per media reports, the decision was taken after a meeting of the Sub-Committee on Friday to review the air quality scenario in the region as well as forecasts for meteorological conditions and air quality index of Delhi.

Curbs under Stage III include a ban on non-essential construction and demolition, closure of stone crushers and mining activities in Delhi-National Capital Region.

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