Delhi air quality worsens: All schools shut till Sunday
All schools in Delhi will remain shut till Sunday. Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia said that he has passed this order as the air quality in Delhi is worsening.
As a precautionary measure, the Delhi Government ordered that all schools to remain closed till Sunday.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal described Delhi as a gas chamber. He reviewed the situation with health and environment officials. In view of the heavy pollution, the Delhi government said that it is ready to relaunch its odd-even transport scheme and also restrict trucks from entering the city.
The government has also issued a health advisory for residents of the city, especially children, the elderly and those suffering from asthma and heart ailments. "
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter said that he is going to write letters to the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana and request a meeting to find solution to crop burning.
District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari announced that all construction activities in the region would reamin suspended for atleast a week.
Skymet said that the air quality is going to remain the same in Delhi for atleast the next two days.