After a break of 5-day, the schools in Delhi-NCR all set to reopen on Monday. However, authorities in Gurugram has announced that schools will remain closed on Monday.
The decision to close schools was taken after air quality reached alarming levels on Tuesday. The menacing pollution forced authorities to close schools. They also directed schools to avoid morning prayers in the school.
“Schools will reopen tomorrow and the break is not being further extended,” a Delhi government official said.
Meanwhile, after a brief let-up, the pollution levels skyrocketed in Delhi with the air quality becoming hazardous, which environmental agencies consider unfit for inhalation even by healthy people.
The pollution monitoring authorities said there may be some respite from Monday evening as surface winds will gain momentum.
The SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research) said there was a possibility of rains in the evening of November 14.
However, experts say rains brings temporary relief, but also leads to accumulation of particulates due to high-levels of moisture.
With PTI inputs