Pollution in Delhi: Municipal schools to stay shut till Wednesday

New Delhi: Municipal schools in north and east Delhi will remain closed till Wednesday, while those in south Delhi will remain shut for the entire week due to the alarming pollution levels in the national capital, officials said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"We have ordered the schools to remain shut till 9 November. We will assess the situation after that and take a decision accordingly," North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Mayor Sanjeev Nayyar said.

"Schools of East Delhi Municipal Corporation will also remain closed till 9 November," said an EDMC official.

"All SDMC schools will remain closed till 12 November due to the high level of pollution and smog," South Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Shyam Sharma said.

"We have also urged the parents to take special care of the children as they are vulnerable to the situation," he added.

A decision was taken on Sunday to close nearly 17,000 schools under the three municipal corporations of Delhi for a day in view of the heavy smog, the worst the national capital has witnessed in 17 years.

The decision was taken on Friday at a meeting of civic officials.

About 10 lakh students are enrolled in the schools run by by SDMC, NDMC and EDMC.

Published Date: Nov 07, 2016 09:50 AM | Updated Date: Nov 07, 2016 09:58 AM

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