Delhi Air Quality worsens: After NOIDA and Gurugram, Faridabad and Ghaziabad schools to go online till Nov 10

The Gurugram administration has ordered the suspension of classes from nursery to class five till further orders to protect school children from rising pollution in NCR. Faridabad’s Deputy Commissioner Vikram Singh has also ordered closure of schools for children from class one to five from Tuesday.
The AQIin the district has been “extremely dangerous” for the last week.It reached 412 on Monday while the industrial district was ranked fifth among the most polluted cities in the country.
Gurugram District Disaster Management Authority Chairman and DC Nishant Kumar Yadav issued the order in this regard on Monday. Schools have been ordered to continue online studies so that the education of students is not disrupted.
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The order will be applicable for all private and government educational institutions of the district from November 7 and will remain effective till further orders.
Yadav said that due to the continuous increase in the air quality index, the situation has reached the GRAP IV stage.
Earlier, the Haryana government had asked the deputy commissioners in the NCR to assess the situation in their districts and take a call on closing schools. For the last few days, the AQI has turned ‘severe’ in some districts, including Gurugram.
Similarly in Ghaziabad, an official directive has been issued today, the District Magistrate’s office has asked all schools in the district to suspend offline classes for students up to Class 9 and shift to online classes until November 10, 2023.
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Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR on Monday morning were recorded around seven to eight times above the government-prescribed safe limit as a toxic haze persisted over the region for the seventh consecutive day.

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