The City Headlines
Ludhiana, October 12
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has yet again blamed the neighbouring states for the air pollution in Delhi. On Tuesday, Arvind Kejriwal said that from the last two to three days, the air pollution in the national capital is rising again. For this, he has blamed the stubble burning once again.
He said that the air pollution levels were under safe limits and recently it has started to worsen because of stubble burning. Further, he said that he had been sharing the air quality data over Twitter. He said that the farmers of the neighbouring states had no choice other than stubble burning as their government did not help them.
He said that Delhites has helped his government and the pollution levels have decreased by 25 per cent. However, Kejriwal said that they had to do better as now, the pollution would increase. Delhi CM sought help from the national capital residents and demanded three measures to reduce air pollution.
CM informed that the Delhi government will restart the “Red Light On, Gaadi Off” campaign from October 18. He has appealed to everyone to turn off their vehicles on the red light.
Secondly, he appealed to the Delhi residents to use public transport or shared taxis/cars to commute at least once a week.
Lastly, Arvind Kejriwal asked people to download the Clean Delhi app. He said, “If you see any vehicle, industry, or anyone spreading air pollution, report the government through the application. We will immediately take an action. Around 23,000 complaints were filed and have been resolved.”