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"These measures are pre-emptive and go beyond what is stipulated in the Grap".

A total of 4,385 vehicles have been prosecuted for plying without valid Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUCC) during October, Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic), said.

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), which is monitoring the pollution levels, announced restrictions on construction activities, hot mix plants, coal and biomass-based industries, brick kilns and stone crushers in the NCR.

Notably, private vehicles are the cause of 40% pollution in Delhi, the EPCA has urged people to avoid private vehicles.

It said it can restrict movement of private vehicles and entry of trucks to Delhi, if needed.

As feared by experts, Delhi and residents of NCR woke up to extremely poor air quality on Monday morning.

The Action plan lays out a road map to Kampala's sustainability goals with the key object of reducing the city's emissions, enhancing resilience to climate change impacts and creating opportunities in the green/circular economy.

Speaking to ANI, Lal said, "We had a meeting with Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal on Monday".

Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, the under secretary of state for the environment confirmed in a written statement to the Global Air Pollution conference that her government will start legislation for a new Environment Act by early 2019.

Though the state and central government have been encouraging people to use public transport, however, a lack of adequate public transportation system within and outside of Delhi have failed to back this appeal. This includes 14 trains with 730 trips of Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake to Shiv Vihar section of Line-7 also which has been thrown open to public from Wednesday. Eleven areas in Delhi recorded "severe" air quality while 16 areas recorded "very poor" air quality, according to the CPCB data.

The air quality in the national capital and its surroundings turned "severe" on Thursday with humidity trapping particulate matter added to stubble burning by Punjab and Haryana farmers.

But despite that the air quality deteriorated to "very poor" category due to increase in the contribution of stubble burning from the surrounding states of Punjab and Haryana, the authorities said.

AQI is a number used to communicate to the public how polluted the air now is or how polluted it is forecast to become.

Prominent pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 in "Severe" category in the Delhi University area.

The national capital may face a 10-day partial shutdown, as the Air Quality Index (AQI) is likely to worsen from November 1-10.