Delhi LG Expresses Deep Concern Over Air Pollution, Calls Meeting with CM

New Delhi, Nov 02: The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, V K Saxena, has expressed deep concern over the current air pollution situation in the city. In response, he has called a meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Environment Minister Gopal Rai at Raj Niwas.

Saxena took to X to urge people to stay indoors and avoid exposing themselves, especially children and the elderly, to the hazardous air conditions. He emphasized the importance of taking precautions to protect one’s health.

Furthermore, the Lieutenant Governor has decided to cancel his public engagements at Yogmaya Mandir and the Urs of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya.

“The situation arising out of air pollution in the City is extremely worrying. I have asked Hon’ble CM & Hon’ble Minister (Environment) for a meeting at Raj Niwas at 06:00 PM today, to take stock of the situation,” he posted on “I appeal to the people to remain indoors as much as possible and to not expose themselves- especially children & elderly to hazardous ambient conditions wherein AQI has reportedly crossed 800 at places,” he said in another post.

On Friday morning, the air quality in Delhi dropped to the “severe plus” category. This is a critical stage that requires the implementation and enforcement of emergency measures in the National Capital Region. These measures include banning polluting trucks, commercial four-wheelers, and all types of construction activities.

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