The BJP MP from Rajya Sabha and the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistic and Implementation, Vijay Goel was seen riding a bicycle to the Parliament wearing a mask. A placard planted on his cycle read, “We need answers from Delhi government as to why air and water in NCR are bad”. This came as a peaceful protest after the AQI in Delhi shot up to 369 on Thursday. According to the claims made by AAP, the NASA imagery on November 9 showed that stubble was burnt in a few places of Punjab which resulted in the rise.
Delhi government's odd-even scheme came into force from 8 AM on Monday morning with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging all citizens to use carpooling in order to control the deteriorating air quality in the national capital.
Chief Minister Kejriwal has also stated that over 13,000 marshals have been appointed to ensure the safety of women in the buses plying across the national capital.
Kejriwal, who was talking to media persons, said that only those women drivers who will steer the vehicle alone or with other women on-board or with a child less than 12 years of age will be exempted.
The University, Kejriwal said, would also cater to those sportspersons who struggle all their life for employment after they fail to get the desired success in their field.
NRC has evolved as a major issue for the BJP and its chief Amit Shah has repeatedly stated that the party would implement it across the nation. The same sentiment has already been echoed in the states that have a BJP government.
This is not the first time that the state government has made the allegation of outsiders landing up to avail of medical facilities in the national capital and thus disrupting the healthcare system.
On March 8 earlier this year, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved three of the six corridors proposed under Phase-IV of the Delhi Metro.
District Magistrate of North-East Delhi, Shashi Kaushal told ANI, "We have done the arrangements of temporary tents, food, medical, drinking water for the people. We are keeping a continuous track of the situation."
On Monday, Kejriwal announced free ride for women in all Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, cluster buses and Delhi Metro trains, in order to provide a safe travel experience to them.