Lens View: Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'severe'

Due to poor air quality Delhi Schools will remain closed starting tomorrow until further orders

Lens View: Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'severe'
View of the historical Red Fort in Delhi on Thursday Dec. 2, 2021. Due to heavy smog and raised pollution level, visibility reduced further forcing schools to close from Friday. Photographs and video by Rajeev Bhatt

Delhi schools will be closed for all classes starting tomorrow, Dec. 3, 2021, and will remain closed until further notice. The reason for this is the city's current levels of air pollution. The cloture of schools has been confirmed by the Delhi Government's Environment Minister, Gopal Rai. The decision came after the Supreme Court on Thursday chastised the Delhi government for resuming physical education classes in schools in the face of rising air pollution levels in the city.

Foggy minaret of historical Jama Masjid in Delhi on Thursday Dec. 2, 2021.
Aerial view of foggy historical Jama Masjid in Delhi on Thursday Dec. 2, 2021.

Previously, on Nov. 29, 2021, the schools reopened after a nearly two-week break. However, CBSE exams would take place as planned, with all necessary precautions and safety measures in place.