Delhi Schools Closed for 2 Days
Due to the pollution situation in Delhi, the Kejriwal government has issued a directive to temporarily suspend in-person classes for primary schools for a period of two days. It’s important to note that this directive applies exclusively to primary classes, and other grade levels are not affected. Online classes for primary students will continue during this time.
- All schools from classes 1 to 5 closed in Delhi
- The order will continue for the next two days
- CM Kejriwal announced by tweeting
- MCD also issued letter giving complete information
Due to the escalating pollution crisis in Delhi, the Kejriwal government has issued a directive to temporarily suspend in-person classes for primary schools over the next two days. Notably, this directive exclusively pertains to primary classes, with no impact on other grade levels. Recognizing the deteriorating air quality, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) had earlier initiated the third phase of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). In a recent tweet, Chief Minister Kejriwal announced the closure of all government and private primary schools in Delhi for the next two days. It’s important to mention that primary schools have the option to conduct online classes during this period.
In light of the rising pollution levels, all govt and private primary schools in Delhi will remain closed for the next 2 days
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 2, 2023
The MCD has issued an official communication stating that all pre-school, pre-primary, and primary classes, spanning from nursery to class V, will be temporarily closed for physical attendance on November 3rd and November 4th, 2023 (Friday and Saturday). In lieu of in-person classes, teachers for these grade levels will conduct online sessions. School administrators are urged to promptly notify the parents of students in the aforementioned classes. It’s important to note that schools will remain open for teachers and staff during this period.
The environmental conditions in Delhi have deteriorated significantly. The air quality in Delhi-NCR reached a distressing level. Throughout the day, a thick blanket of mist prevailed instead of sunshine, causing difficulties for people on their morning walks. The pervasive haze from pollution also contributed to higher temperatures. Consequently, the third phase of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) has been activated, resulting in restrictions on construction activities and the entry of large diesel vehicles.”