Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked his deputy Manish Sisodia to close schools in the country capital as choking blanket of smog descended one of the world’s most populated city.
Kejriwal on Twitter on Tuesday morning tweeted, “Considering high level of pollution, I have requested Sh Manish Sisodia, Education Minister, to consider closing schools for a few days.”
In his tweets the Delhi CM added, “Every year, during this time of the year, Delhi becomes a gas chamber for almost a month. We have to find a soln to crop burning in adjoining states”
In Delhi, last time the air quality was declared severe on October 20, a day after Diwali. Since then the state capital pollution level has been reported as ‘very poor’.
Considering high level of pollution, I have requested Sh Manish Sisodia, Education Minister, to consider closing schools for a few days— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 7, 2017
The Indian Medical Association declared an "emergency" as PM2.5 level has reached 703 . According to weather experts 300 is considered as hazardous.
Delhi was classed has world’s most polluted capital. With air quality levels worse than Beijing in 2014 by World Health Organisation.