Haryana government has ordered that schools in four districts near the national capital remain closed until Wednesday


Posted on 14 November 2021


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The Haryana government has ordered that schools in four districts near the national capital remain closed until Wednesday. Because of the poisonous fog and poor air quality in Delhi for over a week, all government and private schools in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi have been forced to close. This directive came after the Delhi government issued similar steps the day before. Construction operations, stubble burning, and municipal trash burning have all been prohibited in Haryana's Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat, and Jhajjar districts. To prevent dust on highways, the Haryana Disaster Management Authority has also directed that manual sweeping be stopped and water sprinkling be started. All government and private offices, including those in Delhi, have been urged to work from home. The crisis management authority also wants to reduce the number of vehicles on the road by 30%, however the order doesn't specify what methods would be taken to do this.


Key Points


  • The Haryana government has ordered that schools in four districts near the national capital remain closed until Wednesday.

  • The crisis management authority also wants to reduce the number of vehicles on the road by 30%, however the order doesn't specify what methods would be taken to do this.