The schools of Indian capital been advised to remain shut for the next two days due to the spike in pollution levels.The Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) has also asked industries not running on clean fuels to remain closed till Friday, reports Ndtv.
Hot mix plants, stone crushers will be closed till morning of the day in all National Capital Region (NCR) districts, the anti-pollution body said in a statement.
All coal and other fuel based industries, which have not shifted to natural gas or agro-residue will remain also closed in Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida, Greater Noida, Sonepat, Panipat and Bahdurgarh and Bhiwadi.
In Delhi industries, which have not yet shifted to PNG, will remain closed till November 15, it added.
The air quality in the national capital region had deteriorated to hazardous levels after Diwali last month.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he may extend the Odd-Even scheme, which ends on Friday.