India, Nov. 14 -- New Delhi/IBNS: Schools in Delhi and adjoining areas will remain shut on Thursday and Friday as the national capital would witness a spike in air pollution level.

The Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) has directed industries, not running on clean fuels, to remain closed until Friday.

"Hot mix plants, stone crushers to be closed till the morning of November 15, 2019 in all NCR (National Capital Region) districts," the anti-pollution body said in a statement available with media.

" addition, keeping in mind the hazardous exposure to children, CPCB Task force has recommended, which EPCA is directing, that all schools must remain shut for the next two days," it said.

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