SAFAR warns Delhi’s air quality to slip into ‘severe’ category, Delhi schools reopen

SAFAR warns Delhi's air quality to slip into 'severe' category, Delhi schools reopen

As Delhi’s air quality is anticipated to slip back into the ‘severe’ category, Delhi deputy CM and education minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced to reopen all schools in the national capital from November 29 for all classes.

New Delhi: As Delhi’s air quality is anticipated to slip back into the ‘severe’ category, Delhi deputy CM and education minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced to reopen all schools in the national capital from November 29 for all classes.

“All the schools in Delhi will reopen from 29.11.2021 for all classes,” tweeted Sisodia. 

On Saturday, the national capital recorded Air Quality Index (AQI) at 386, ‘very poor’ category, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). 

“The share of stubble burning (Count 274) related pollutants is 8 per cent in Delhi’s PM2.5. Mixing layer height and wind are the dominant factors controlling air quality. From 29th significant improvement in AQI is expected due to high wind speed,” said SAFAR.

However, Kejriwal-led-Delhi government has once again decided to reimpose a ban on construction and demolition activities following Supreme Court’s directions. In view of an improvement in the air quality, the ban on construction and demolition activities was lifted on November 22.

The government also put a ban on the entry of trucks, barring those engaged in essential services, till December 3. 

first published:Nov. 27, 2021, 6:18 p.m.

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