New Delhi: Due to increasing pollution in Delhi NCR, primary schools have been directed to be closed. Delhi's primary schools will be closed from November 5, 2022 till further notice. It has also been instructed to conduct online classes for students till Class 8 across Delhi from November 5 till November 8, 2022.
The Delhi government says that the schools will be reopened taking in account the air quality in Delhi. After an important meeting of the Environment Minister of Delhi today, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights suggested closure of schools.
It is noteworthy that classes will be done online so that the education of schools in Delhi is not affected. Today the AQI in Delhi has reached 472, maintaining the 'severe' air quality.
Due to worsening air pollution, orders have been given to close the schools from class 1 to 8 in Noida too, from November 4 to November 8, 2022. On the other hand, primary schools have also been closed in Gurugram.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said in a high-level meeting on Friday that pollution in Delhi NCR has worsened. In view of this, the construction work of highways, roads, overbridges has been banned. Along with this, the entry of heavy vehicles has also been banned in Delhi. Fifty percent work from home will be done in Delhi government offices. At the same time, in private offices, fifty percent of the employees will be able to work from home.
On the other hand, due to increasing pollution, odd-even rules may also apply in Delhi. This rule will apply only to four wheeler vehicles. Under this rule, vehicles with odd number plate on the date of odd number and even number plate on the date of even number will be allowed to ply on the road as before. Emergency vehicles and commercial vehicles will be exempted under this rule.