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Delhi construction News: It can resume, but schools will remain closed; the ban on trucks entering the city has been extended.

Delhi construction News, On Monday, the ban on construction projects in the capital was lifted. However, schools will continue to stay closed until further notice, and the ban on trucks entering the country, except for those carrying essential supplies, has been extended until November 26. On Sunday, the Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjacent Areas lifted the construction and demolition moratorium. The Delhi Environment Department, on the other hand, has issued new orders to regulate vehicular pollution.

Except for those implicated in vital and emergency services, all offices of the Delhi government, autonomous bodies, and corporate entities will be closed until November 26. All employees, however, will work from home. The environment department has issued an order advising all private offices to permit their employees to work from home.

The order stated that “violation of the order issued under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, or the guidelines made thereunder shall be liable to be punished under section15 of the said Act, which includes imprisonment for up to five years or a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh, or both.”

In a circular issued on Sunday, the Delhi government’s Directorate of Education stated that due to the poor pollution levels, all schools will stay closed until further orders are issued. However, the notice stated that online teaching and exams for Board classes would be conducted by the previously issued guidelines.

The first day of school for junior students in Delhi was November 1. Students in private schools, on the other hand, only returned from 8 a.m. The schools were closed again a week after the move owing to increase pollution levels. Principals say that such frequent disruptions will stymie the momentum of students returning to school after a 19-month hiatus due to covid.

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