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10 November 2017, 01:55 | Austin Hogan

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

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"Mr Kejriwal is a very peculiar person.he has his own viewpoints on everything without understanding the situation", Amarinder Singh said hours after Mr Kejriwal suggested that the Punjab and Haryana governments rise above politics and help evolve a solution to Delhi's air quality emergency". According to data by Central Pollution Control Board, the Air Quality Index (AQI) on November 7 reached an alarming 448 or "severe" as against a level of 445 on the day after Diwali in 2016, when the city saw its worst pollution in a decade. "So Mr. Kejriwal doesn't understand this problem", Amarinder Singh said.

The Environment Ministry has formed a seven-member committee to evolve short-term and long-term solutions to air pollution.

Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged all government to unite for the cause, saying that the entire Northern India would turn into gas chamber if steps are not taken.

"Until state governments don't find economically viable solutions to crop burning it will not stop".

The Delhi Transport Corporation was hiring 500 more buses through private contractors and the Delhi Metro would add 100 small buses for last mile connectivity, he said.

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Taking suo motu cognisance of the matter, the National Human Rights Commission said it was apparent that the authorities had not taken the adequate measures throughout the year and it amounted to the violation of the Right to Life and Health of the NCR residents.

The Delhi chief minister said the issue of crop burning must be addressed. If they are found to indulging in surge pricing, action will be taken. Proper implementation of the environmental laws is necessary.

A toxic cover of fog has been covering the national capital region over the past few days, despite the Supreme Court ban on fireworks, resulting in air quality equivalent to smoking 50 cigarettes per day. The system had worked to an extent by cutting in half the number of vehicles plying on Delhi-NCR roads.

The four-time hike in parking fee was announced as Delhi continued to choke on the smog, triggering the authorities to order the closure of schools and colleges till Sunday.



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