New Delhi: To curb the menace of rampant pollution in the National Capital, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday declared that any kind of construction work in Delhi will be halted for the next 7 days.

The NGT has also asked the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi to do a coordination meeting with Delhi chief secretary if necessary to curb air pollution in Delhi.

“What preventive, precautionary and curative measure you are taking, tell us in tomorrow’s hearing,” NGT has told all the states.

After expressing displeasure at the Rajasthan government for its inadequacy in fighting the pollution, the NGT has demanded for stronger steps to reduce pollution.

“This is a matter of life and death. You have forced the children to confine themselves to their houses,” said the NGT.