Due to the ever-increasing pollution in the capital Delhi, there is trouble from the public to the authorities. The Directorate of Education has ordered the closure of all Delhi schools until further notice due to rising pollution levels. Online classes, on the other hand, will continue.
It should be noted that, following the Supreme Court’s directive, all schools and universities in the capital were closed last week due to the spread of pollution in the air. Aside from that, all government agencies have been told to work from home for one week, till November 21. The Department of Education has now published a new directive for educational institutions.
Due to the city’s current air pollution issue, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has allowed standing passengers to travel in metro trains and buses, encouraging more people to take public transportation rather than driving their own cars. According to an instruction from the DDMA, 30 passengers will be allowed to stand in each metro train coach. Passengers in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses who account for 50% of the total number of seats will be permitted to travel standing.
Saturday’s air quality was described as “extremely terrible.”
In light of Covid-19, metro trains and buses have only been authorised to carry as many passengers as there are seats. On Saturday, the Central Pollution Control Board in Delhi recorded a’very poor’ air quality index of 374. “In Delhi Metro with 30 standing passengers, 100% of the coach seats shall be allowed,” the directive stated. With 100% seating capacity on DTC and cluster buses, 50% of passengers will be allowed to travel standing.
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