school holiday due to pollution|pollution holiday in delhi 2023|delhi holiday due to pollution:The Delhi government has extended the date for closure of all schools up to class 5 till November 10, 2023. However, classes 6 to 12 are not required to close, but they have the option to run online classes.Earlier on Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has declared a holiday for all government and private primary schools till November 5 after the pollution levels plunged into the ‘Severe’ category.
As air pollution in the national capital continues to stay in the ‘severe’ category, Delhi government on Sunday (November 5) announced that the primary schools will stay closed in the city till November 10. This comes after the city recorded an AQI at 410 on Sunday morning, further triggering health concerns for the youths and the elderly.
Delhi Pollution Holiday
The Delhi government had on Thursday announced that the private as well as government schools will be closed down on Friday and Saturday. In view of the deteriorating air quality situation, the government has announced to extend it to the next five days. However, for the classes 6 to 12, schools have been given an option to conduct online classes.
he Education Minister of Delhi Atishi has announced that schools in Delhi will remain closed till November 10, 2023. This decision has been taken as the air quality index (AQI) has been deteriorating in Delhi-NCR. For classes 6 to 12, the schools are being given the option of shifting to online classes, if they wish. Earlier, the Delhi government had ordered to close primary schools on November 3 and 4 because of rising pollution levels, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced on Thursday.
pollution holiday in delhi 2023 which class
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has declared a holiday for all government and private primary schools till November 5 after the pollution levels plunged into the ‘Severe’ category.As pollution levels continue to remain high, primary schools in Delhi will stay closed till 10th November. For grades 6-12, schools are being given the option of shifting to online classes,” Atishi said in a post on X.
Delhi air quality
The national capital witnessed no respite from the toxic air it has been breathing for the past several days as the city woke up to an air quality index of 410 on Sunday (November 5), which falls under the ‘Severe’ category. The persistent air pollution has forced people to be choked and compelled them to stay indoors. The neighbouring national capital region has witnessed similar fate which has also continued to see an AQI in the ‘Severe’ category. Thick layer of haze engulfed the capital city as people woke up gasping for breath.
At 8 am this morning, Delhi’s ITO recorded an AQI at 412, IGI T3 at 484, Dwarka Sector 8 at 491, Najafgarh at 480, Nehru Nagar at 485, North Campus at 442, RK Puram at 494 and Shadipur at 492.
The air quality in neighbouring Ghaziabad (410), Gurugram (441), Noida (436), Greater Noida (467), and Faridabad (461) also reported hazardous air quality.
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”.
The pollution has inflicted upon people health and breathing concerns regarding which the doctors have expressed their apprehension.
Delhi Metro to run 20 extra trains: DMRC
Delhi Metro will run 20 extra train trips across its network starting November 3 in view of the measures taken by pollution control authorities to encourage more and more people to use public transport in Delhi and neighbouring cities, officials said earlier.