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Schools in Delhi-NCR to remain close until further orders

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All the educational institutions in NCR will remain closed till further orders with only online mode allowed due to the deteriorating pollution situation in the national capital. At least 50% of the government staff across NCR will work from home and private establishments will be encouraged to do so till November 21.

The Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas ordered a slew of measures on Tuesday to deal with the air emergency in the capital. These include shutting down all except five thermal power plants within a 300km radius of Delhi till November 30; stopping the entry of trucks in Delhi except for those carrying essential commodities; keeping diesel and petrol vehicles more than 10 and 15 years old, respectively, in NCR off the road and banning construction and demolition activities in NCR till November 21, except for some government and infrastructure projects. 

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