New Delhi: As residents of Delhi-National Capital Region continue to battle dense smog, the air quality still remains in the ‘severe’ category in several parts of the city. Looking at the prevailing air quality, the administration has ordered schools in Noida, Ghaziabad and Delhi to close school up to secondary classes till Saturday. The smog has affected train movement with 41 trains reportedly arriving late and 10 cancelled so far.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said the government is planning to re-launch its odd-even transport scheme. The government also issued a health advisory for residents of the capital, especially children, the elderly and those suffering from asthma and heart ailments.
With burning of paddy stubble in neighbouring states contributing to smog in the city, Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has sought an urgent meeting with Punjab counterpart Captain Amarinder Singh.