NEW DELHI: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced on Monday that the odd-even car rationing scheme will be implemented in the city from November 13 to November 20 in view of the worsening air quality.
He further said that schools of all classes, excluding 10 and 12, will remain shut till November 10. Earlier, classes from 6 to 12 were “given the option” of going online, even as primary classes were ordered to stay closed till November 10.
Rai said that the earlier ban on BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars in Delhi will continue, and there will be no construction-related works in the city.
Rai’s announcement came following a high-level meeting on the increasing air pollution in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR), chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Officials of other concerned departments, Delhi Education Minister Atishi and ministers Saurabh Bhardwaj and Kailash Gahlot, among others, were also present at the meeting.