Highlights

  • Educational institutes in the capital to open after 2 weeks as AQI improves
  • Delhi govt offices to resume hybrid work model
  • Only CNG & electric trucks will be allowed entry into Delhi from Nov 27 to Dec 3

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Delhi: Schools & colleges remained shut due to pollution, will now reopen from Monday

Educational institutes in the capital were shut down on November 13 as the AQI in the region continued to be 'severe'

Schools and colleges in Delhi that have remained shut due to poor air quality from Nov 13 will reopen from Monday, November 29. Educational institutes in the capital were shut down on November 13 as the AQI in the region continued to be 'severe'.

Environment Minister Gopal Rai also said that even government offices, which were on work-from-home mode, will also open up from November 29 onward. Rai stated that private CNG buses that have been hired to augment public transport will be deployed in areas where Delhi government employees live, like Timarpur and Gulabi Bagh, and shuttle buses will be deployed from metro stations close to the Delhi Secretariat to facilitate the transport for govt employees.

However, as air quality level remains in the poor' category the ban on heavy vehicles carrying non-essential items will remain. Only CNG and electric trucks carrying non-essential services will be allowed entry into Delhi from Nov 27 to Dec 3.

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