The Gurgaon district administration directed that government and private schools would remain close today in view of the persistent smog and pollution situation in the NCR, an official said.
"Due to smog and pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), including Gurgaon, we have decided to close all private and government schools on November 13," District Magistrate Vinay Pratap Singh said.
Schools in the district were closed on Friday and Saturday. The order has been extended till Monday, the official said.
"Smog can be dangerous for children and students. We have suggested residents to wear best quality mask to combat air pollution," he said.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear today itself a fresh plea seeking to curb rising pollution in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR).
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of lawyer R K Kapoor that rise in dust particles on roads, stubble burning in Delhi's neighbouring states like Haryana and Punjab have led to an alarming rise in pollution levels in the NCR and its adjoining areas.