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Water sprinkling exercise in Delhi to reduce dust pollution

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The public works department of the government Thursday carried out a drive to sprinkle water in several areas to settle suspended particles as part of efforts to check

The measure comes on a day when recorded its worst air quality after Diwali, which saw people in several cities across the country bursting crackers well beyond the two-hour deadline set by the

According to an official, the department's field staff sprinkled water in ITO, Rohini, Dwarka, Ring Road and other areas of the national capital.

The water sprinkling drive will continue for the next few days as part of anti-measures, the said.

The has allowed people to burst firecrackers from 8 PM to 10 PM only on Diwali and other festivals. The also allowed manufacture and sale of just "green crackers" which have low emission of light, sound and

But despite the court's order, firecrackers were burnt before and after the set deadline.

Areas where violations were recorded in the city on Wednesday included Extension, Lajpat Nagar, Lutyens Delhi, IP Extension, Dwarka and Noida Sector 78.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 14:15 IST