New Delhi, Nov 11: The smog in Delhi NCR and other parts of North India has taken a toll on rail and air traffic. Delays in trains and flights continued for the fourth day on Saturday even as slightly lesser smog was witnessed in the national capital today. At least 64 trains running to and from Delhi were delayed on Saturday, 14 were rescheduled while two were cancelled due to smog conditions.
Delhiites woke up to a slightly better day today even as air pollution remained ‘severe’. As residents stepped out for their morning routines, they said even though the smog conditions were a little better, long term solutions needed to be found out to curb pollution in Delhi.
Meanwhile, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is set to decide the fate of the odd-even scheme in the national capital on Saturday during a special hearing. Pointing out to data from the central and Delhi pollution control boards, the body had rapped the Delhi government on Friday claiming that both PM10 and PM2.5 levels were higher after odd-even was implemented last year in the city. The body asked the Arvind Kejriwal government to first prove that odd-even had been successful last year to go ahead with it this year.
Schools remained shut in the national capital and parts of NCR like Gurugram as smog blanket remained over the region.