Reopening of schools in Delhi-NCR: Schools to be reopened in phases, approved by Air Quality Management Commission

News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Vikas Kumar
Updated to Friday, 17 December 2021 4:40 PM IST

Summary

At a review meeting on pollution in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the decision to reopen schools would be taken only after the winter holidays.

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Schools closed due to rising pollution in Delhi-NCR have been allowed to reopen. On Friday, the Air Quality Management Commission approved the gradual opening of schools up to 5th grade. Students are expected to be called to schools from Dec. 27. However, the government has the final say on whether to open schools.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said at a review meeting on pollution in Delhi that the decision to reopen schools would be taken only after the winter holidays. The Supreme Court has repeatedly heard this after air pollution increased. All schools in Delhi were closed again on December 2 after a court reprimand.

On the other hand, Harish Mehra, president of the Delhi Parents’ Association, said the schools had been closed for a long time and keeping them closed would play with the children’s future. Environment Minister Gopal Roy, on the other hand, said classes above sixth standard would start soon and elementary classes would also start from December 20.

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Schools closed due to rising pollution in Delhi-NCR have been allowed to reopen. On Friday, the Air Quality Management Commission approved the gradual opening of schools up to 5th grade. Students are expected to be called to schools from Dec. 27. However, the government has the final say on whether to open schools.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said at a review meeting on pollution in Delhi that the decision to reopen schools would be taken only after the winter holidays. The Supreme Court has repeatedly heard this after air pollution increased. All schools in Delhi were closed again on December 2 after a court reprimand.

On the other hand, Harish Mehra, president of the Delhi Parents’ Association, said the schools had been closed for a long time and keeping them closed would play with the children’s future. Environment Minister Gopal Roy, on the other hand, said classes above sixth standard would start soon and elementary classes would also start from December 20.

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