Delhi schools to remain closed till further orders: Sisodia

Our Bureau. New Delhi | Updated on October 28, 2020

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia   -  RAMESH SHARMA

All the schools in the national capital to remain closed till further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"All the government and private schools in Delhi to remain closed until next order. Meanwhile, online and semi-online classes will continue to take place," Manish Sisodia, Education Minister, Delhi.

The feedback received from parents and teachers is not to open the schools at the moment as it might lead to a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases.

The Delhi government has also increased the seats in the higher educational institutions in the national capital.

"We have added a total of 1,330 new seats in the colleges that come under the IP university," said Sisodia.

Meanwhile, to tackle air pollution in the national capital, the Delhi government recently launched 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' initiative.

The initiative part of 'Yuddh, Pradushan Ke Viruddh' campaign promotes switching off the engine of the vehicles while waiting at the red signals.

"Delhi has one crore registered vehicle, even if 10 lakh vehicles turn off ignition at traffic signals, around 1.5 tonnes of PM10 will go down in a year and the PM 2.5 will decrease by 0.4 tonnes," said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Published on October 28, 2020

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