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Pollution woes: Delhi schools shut till Nov 15
Pollution woes: Delhi schools shut till Nov 15

New Delhi, Nov 13 (TIWN) With air pollution in the city again touching 'emergency' levels, the Delhi government on Wednesday ordered schools in the national capital to remain shut till Friday.

 With the Central Pollution Control Board fearing a similar situation will prevail over the next two days, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the odd-even  road rationing scheme can be extended if needed.

The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) also extended the restrictions on dirty-fuel based industries in Delhi-NCR, hot mix plants and stone crushers till the morning of November 15, as the MeT department said strong winds are expected from Friday, which will bring down the air pollution levels to the very poor category.

The schools in the national capital will be closed on Thursday and Friday, the Delhi government said.
On November 1, the Supreme Court-mandated panel EPCA declared a public health emergency as air pollution neared the emergency levels and the administration ordered closure of schools till November 5.
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