At an emergency meeting, today’s decision was made that Delhi schools would be closed for a week because of pollution. This was one the four major decisions that were made in the meeting to combat the pollution crisis. Schools will remain closed for one week starting Monday, while construction activities are not permitted from November 14-17, Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Saturday.
After an emergency meeting, the chief minister addressed the gathering to discuss measures to combat the city’s worsening quality of air.
Accordingly, all schools will be considered holidays on November 2, 4, and 5, according to the notice.
The Air Quality Index (AQI), which was hovering around 459 at 8 AM, is now at an emergency level for the first time in this season’s national capital. Similar conditions were last observed in January 2019.