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 worldâ€™s most populated city.
Kejriwal on Twitter on Tuesday morning tweeted, â€œConsidering high level of pollution, I have requested Sh Manish Sisodia, Education Minister, to consider closing schools for a few days.â€
In his tweets the Delhi CM added, â€œEvery 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 statesâ€
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 â€˜very poorâ€™.
Considering high level of pollution, I have requested Sh Manish Sisodia, Education Minister, to consider closing schools for a few daysâ€” 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 worldâ€™s most polluted capital. With air quality levels worse than Beijing in 2014 by World Health Organisation.