Air pollution: Physical classes up to 9 suspended in Noida till Nov 10

Physical classes up to class 9 will remain suspended in schools in Noida and Greater Noida till November 10 due to poor air quality, the district administration ordered on Tuesday.

The Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) has implemented the Graded Responses Action Plan Stage-IV, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi-NCR crossing the severe category at 400+ AQI, District Magistrate Manish Kumar Verma said.

β€œIn view of the above order, all schools of Gautam Buddh Nagar district are directed to follow the implementation of the GRAP phase IV order by discontinuing physical classes from Nursery to Class 9 to 10 November and to conduct classes in an online mode,” Verma said in the order.

On Monday, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai directed all schools in Delhi to suspend physical classes, except classes 10 and 12, till November 10 due to rising pollution.

Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR were recorded seven to eight times above the government-mandated safe limit on Monday morning as a toxic haze continued to hang over the region for the seventh day in a row.

On Sunday, Delhi Education Minister Atishi had announced closure of primary classes of all schools till November 10 and said schools have the option of online teaching for classes 6 to 12.

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First print: November 7, 2023 | 4:34 PM IST