As the quality of air in Delhi is decreasing with each passing day, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari on Monday, wrote to the Delhi government, condemning the increasing level of pollution in the city. In the letter, Manoj Tiwari expressed discontent on the silence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while people are facing serious health hazard due to the thick layer of smog covering the city.
"As a result of the toxic air, a large number of cases of respiratory ailments are being reported from people of all age groups. It is very unfortunate that the Delhi Government led by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal only remains a mute spectator to this serious health hazard Delhi is facing. In the last four years, the AAP government has failed to take any effective measures to curb air pollution in the national capital," wrote BJP MP in the letter.
Furthermore, emphasizing on the need to tackle the problem of air pollution, Manoj Tiwari requested the Delhi government to ban all construction activities in the city with immediate effect.
"Delhi cannot afford to add a huge volume of dust generated at construction sites to make the city air quality fall to more dangerous levels. A ban on construction activities would significantly help contain pollution in the city. At the same time, cleaning of roads should also be done on an urgent basis".
Here is the letter:
On Monday, the Supreme Court has also asked the Central Pollution Control Board to open up active social media accounts, wherein the citizens can post complaints related to the increasing pollution that is affecting them. Moreover, the top court also asked the Delhi Transport Department to update its website with the list of diesel and petrol vehicles which are more than 10 years old and 15 years old respectively. so that they can be impounded at the earliest.
In an unprecedented move, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has blamed the Centre, and Haryana and Punjab governments for the severe air pollution in Delhi, alleging that they were not ready to do anything despite all the suggestions made by the Aam Aadmi Party government for curb the pollution.