While speaking at an event on ideas to curb pollution levels in the National Capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked the government at the Centre for the construction of Peripheral Expressway that helped in cutting down the pollution levels in the Capital city.
“We are grateful to the Central government for the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressway. This measure has stopped 30 to 40 thousand trucks from entering Delhi,” said the Delhi Chief Minister.
Stressing on the need to put a check on local sources of pollution, Kejriwal said, “Delhi has local sources of pollution. We are worried about people’s health. Stubble burning mostly starts from October 15 and we have no control over it.”
In line with the efforts to curb the pollution levels, the Delhi government has launched a project called ‘Real Time Source Apportionment’, for which a laboratory will be set up to give real-time data every four hours throughout the day. This will come into force from April 1, 2020.