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Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia calls high-level meet to discuss steps to fight pollution

New Delhi: With pollution levels crossing the dangerous mark in the city, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday called a high-level meeting with all departments concerned to discuss steps to combat it on a "war footing".

File image of Manish Sisodia. PTI

File image of Manish Sisodia. PTI

The meeting will be held at the Delhi Secretariat where all ministers and officials concerned will discuss a plan to bring down rising air pollution.

"Air pollution is a serious health concern for Delhi. Have called a high level meeting today, to ensure work at war footing," Sisodia tweeted.

On Monday, the city woke up to the season's worst air quality as smoke from Diwali fireworks, coupled with moisture and nearly stagnant wind movement, shrouded the city in a thick cover of smog.

Commuters in several areas on Monday found it difficult to find their way as the visibility level plunged to nearly zero in several areas.

As per DPCC's real time monitoring mechanism, the ultra pollutant PM 2.5 had on Monday breached the safe standard by over 14 times at Anand Vihar, Delhi's most polluted area, at 2:30 am. Many other areas including densely populated RK Puram had nearly similar readings.

Published Date: Nov 01, 2016 13:13 PM | Updated Date: Nov 01, 2016 13:13 PM

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