According to a Delhi government official, all schools in the national capital will reopen tomorrow after a five-day break announced by the Delhi government in view of the alarming air pollution levels. After a brief let-up, the pollution levels skyrocketed in Delhi today with the air quality becoming hazardous, which environmental agencies consider unfit for inhalation even by healthy people, reported PTI. Meanwhile, the Gurugram district administration today directed that government and private schools would be closed tomorrow in view of the persistent smog and pollution situation in the NCR, an official said.
"Schools will reopen tomorrow and the break is not being further extended," Press Trust of India reported as a Delhi government official saying.
The Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had called a meeting
with the Education, Health and Environment Departments, on Tuesday evening (November 7, 2017) and it was decided then to close the schools till Sunday. Air pollution: Schools were asked to remain closed in several part of North India
According to PTI, the hourly graph of the Central Control Room for Air Quality Management, which had briefly fallen below emergency levels yesterday, recorded PM2.5 and PM10 concentration at 478 and 713 microgrammes per cubic metre by afternoon.
The corresponding 24-hour safe standards are 60 and 100 and visibility came down below 100 metres at many places.
After the pollution levels rose with the deadly smog in Uttar Pradesh and adjoining states, Ghaziabad also on Thursday ordered the closure of all government and private schools up to Class 8 till November 12.(With Inputs from PTI)
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