Delhi schools likely to be shut after Diwali if pollution spikes to 'severe'
NEW DELHI: With worsening air quality in the Capital, the officials of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) predicted that the pollution level could turn severe post -Diwali.
According to the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) by the Supreme Court mandated body EPCA if severe air quality continues for more than 48 hours then the schools should be closed.
"The CPCB and EPCA are monitoring the air quality closely. As soon as the emergency level is reached, the grap for severe air quality will come into play which might lead to the closure of schools in the Capital," said CSE's Anumita Roy Chowdhury.