Schools in Noida, Greater Noida close until November 5 due to increasing pollution

NOIDA: All government and private schools until Class 12 in Noida and will remain closed on November 4 and 5 following the increase in the level of pollution, authorities said on Sunday.

The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration said the decision has been made since particle levels 2.5 and 10 have been excessive in the air since Diwali , resulting in a significant drop in overall air quality.

Transportation vehicles such as buses and minibuses, which many schools use for children, are the main contributors of PM 2.5 and PM 10. The movement of such vehicles in the city could now aggravate the situation, said district magistrate BN Singh in a statement. writing order

Therefore, all schools until class 12 in Gautam Buddh Nagar are ordered to remain closed on November 4 and 5, he said.

At 10.35 a.m. On Sunday, the air quality index (AQI) of Noida was 487, while that of the Great Noida was 470, both in the serious category, which means that it affects healthy people and seriously affects people with diseases existing.

Air quality in the twin cities adjacent to Delhi has worsened since Friday and Saturday, according to official data.

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