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All Delhi schools up to Class V to remain closed on Wednesday

November 07, 2017 09:08 PM

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
NEW DELHI: Delhi Government on Tuesday, Nov 07 decided to close all schools in Delhi up to primary level (Class V) on Wednesday due to bad air quality in the national capital. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Health, Minister of Environment, Chief Secretary and other senior officials of the health, environment and education department.

It was also decided to direct all the schools to stop outdoor activities for all students in the school due to a high level of pollution.

The situation of pollution was reviewed in the meeting and decision to close down the school for young kids was taken although the parameters were less than Severe but quite close to it.

“The decision on the further running of classes in Delhi schools after tomorrow will be taken after reviewing the situation tomorrow. The decision for Thursday would be taken looking at the parameters. We are keeping a very close eye and monitoring the situation 24*7,” said the Deputy Chief Minister.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that if the need arises and the situation goes worse, the government is ready to go ahead with measures for Graded Action Plan- Banning entry of trucks, ban on construction and Odd-Even formula for vehicular movement.

Advisory has also been issued to all morning walkers, high-risk groups like small children, elderly, pregnant women, asthma patients, cardiac patients etc to stay away from pollution/outdoor activities during early morning and evening hours.

The government has also advised citizens to not to burn dry leaves, crop residue, wood, coal etc. Use of carpooling and public transport has been advised to the people apart from other measures to be taken.

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