New Delhi: The schools, colleges and libraries will remain shut in Delhi till further order in view of the air pollution. Briefing reporters, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said, there will be 100 per cent work from home for Delhi Government Departments till 21st of this month. He said, the construction and demolition work will also remain banned till 21st of November in the city. Mr Rai said, vehicles, except those for essential services, from outside have been banned from entering the city. 

The Minister informed that one thousand private CNG buses will be hired to strengthen public transport in the national capital. Mr Rai said, a special task force of traffic police will be constituted to monitor the traffic congestion so that traffic flow can be made smooth. He said 372 water sprinkling tanks operating in Delhi right now. 

Mr Rai said water machines of fire brigade will be stationed at 13 hotspots to ensure more water sprinkling. He said action will be taken against industries if found to be using polluted fuel.

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