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Delhi schools to remain shut for two days due to spike in air pollution

Delhi schools to remain shut for two days due to spike in air pollution

India Blooms News Service | @notintownlive | 13 Nov 2019, 11:10 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Schools in Delhi and adjoining areas will remain shut on Thursday and Friday as the national capital would witness a spike in air pollution level.

The Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) has directed industries, not running on clean fuels, to remain closed until Friday.

"Hot mix plants, stone crushers to be closed till the morning of November 15, 2019 in all NCR (National Capital Region) districts," the anti-pollution body said in a statement available with media.

"All coal and other fuel based industries, which have not shifted to natural gas or agro-residue (with exception to power-plants) to remain closed in Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida, Greater Noida, Sonepat, Panipat and Bahdurgarh and Bhiwadi till November 15. In Delhi industries, which have not yet shifted to PNG, to remain closed till November 15," it added.

"...in addition, keeping in mind the hazardous exposure to children, CPCB Task force has recommended, which EPCA is directing, that all schools must remain shut for the next two days," it said.

Post-Diwali last month, the air quality in the national capital region had deteriorated due to the exposition of hazardous levels.

The Delhi government had shut all schools for four days then following a Supreme Court order that declared a public health emergency.

The schools had reopened on Nov 5 after the air quality improved.

 

 

Delhi schools to remain shut for two days due to spike in air pollution

India Blooms News Service
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