Delhi Pollution: Schools To Remain Closed For A Week


New Delhi: Delhi government has deceided to close schools in the Union Territory for a week from Monday onwards due to pollution.

This was one of four major decisions taken in the meeting to tackle the pollution crisis. The other major decisions include a ban on construction activity between November 14 to 17 and a closure of Delhi offices for a week as well.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi pollution had been increasing for the past few days, since September 30. He said the spike was due to the stubble burning practices in neighbouring states.

He added that there was no point in blaming farmers as the were forced to do this.

The CM said that private offices will soon issue advisories for shifting to a WFH mode.

He said that since there had never been a lockdown due to pollution, the state would go with the Supreme Court’s proposal on the extreme measures that would need to be taken.

Kejriwal said that the lockdown matter would be discussed with different agencies, with Centre and other agencies and then the possibility would be worked out.

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