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The dirty-air crisis in the city of more than 20 million people has underscored India's heavy dependence on coal, which accounts for 70% of the country's power.
India entered its sixth week of a stringent nationwide lockdown on Tuesday, pushing an economy already enfeebled before the pandemic to the brink of collapse.
India reopened parts of its huge rail network on Tuesday, running a limited number of trains as it looks at easing a nearly seven-week lockdown despite a continuing rise in coronavirus infections.
The death toll in the worst wildfire season in Australian history is now up to 23 people, the prime minister said.
More than 200 fires were burning, and warnings of extreme danger to come Saturday prompted mass evacuations.
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