The principal secretary to the prime minister and the cabinet secretary held a high-level meeting Sunday evening to discuss the issue of deteriorating air pollution in Delhi-NCR, officials said.
Pollution levels in Delhi and satellite towns shot up again on Sunday morning, with the air quality bordering the ‘severe plus’ category at several places. Authorities have announced a public health emergency in the national capital. Schools have been shut in Delhi and Noida till Tuesday.
Pollution caused a major disruption at Delhi airport on Sunday as 37 flights were diverted to other airports due to heavy smog.
Besides Delhi officials, the meeting was attended by representatives of Punjab and Haryana governments via video-conference. P K Mishra, the principal secretary to the prime minister, and Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba held the meeting.