THE NEWS INDIA 24/7 NATIONAL NEWS NETWORK….New Delhi, Nov 01: The Delhi government on Friday decided to shut all the schools in the national capital till November 5 in the wake of alarmingly high levels of pollution. The Air Quality in Delhi-NCR deteriorated to ‘Severe-Plus’ category. The EPCA earlier today banned construction activity till November 5 and totally prohibited the firecrackers for the entire winter season as the Air Quality Index (AQI) touched the 500 mark. A public health emergency has been declared in Delhi-NCR. The Delhi government has started distributing masks through government and private schools.
An AQI between 401-500 is considered ”severe” and anything beyond 500 is ”severe-plus emergency”. “I had an excellent meeting wid Sh Bhure Lal ji, EPCA chief. I sought guidance from him and reiterated the commitment of our govt in dealing with wid pollution. I also assured him all cooperation in implementing GRAP and other measures,” Kejriwal tweeted.