Delhi schools to reopen as air quality improves
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced on Wednesday that schools, colleges and other educational institutes can reopen from November 29 in view of the improved air quality. Also, he said that Government offices will open from November 29.
The development comes as air quality in Delhi has shown a significant improvement, coming down from the “very poor” to the “poor” category on Wednesday for the first time in the last 10 days, as per the System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
It was on November 13 that Rai announced for closure of schools, colleges and other educational due to high air pollution levels. Classes are being held through online medium.
Earlier, ban on construction and demolition (C&D) activities across the capital were lifted after city witnessed improvement in air quality. Construction activities will be temporarily stopped if any violation is seen at the sites, said the Minister.