School in new Delhi will be closed for the next three days because of the smog, said the chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal.
In addition, construction and demolition work was banned during the next five days, said Kejriwal at a press conference called to announce emergency measures to protect the population from air pollution.
He warned that the odd and even rationing for vehicles may be permitted, if the air will not change. More than 5 thousand schools will be closed. Emergency measures taken because of the unusually high levels of smog in the city. Many people are blaming firecrackers and fireworks, which were launched on Sunday night in celebration of Diwali.
The photographs show dense clouds of smog enveloping parts of the city and people in masks. Local residents post photos on Twitter. Kejriwal said that the situation with smog due to the burning of crops by farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Although other factors contribute to the pollution in the city.
The report is due to pollution by emissions from motor vehicles, intensive use of fossil fuels, dust, and waste incineration.
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