Despite crackers ban, Delhi faces acute air pollution post Diwali| Ghanti Bajao Full

29 Oct 2019 09:18 AM

Despite crackers ban, Delhi faces acute air pollution post Diwali| Ghanti Bajao Full

Updated 29 Oct 2019 09:18 AM

The pollution entered the "hazardous" zone during Diwali in the national capital on Sunday. The air quality index (AQI) was 763, the highest, at the National Malaria Institute in Dwarka (West Delhi); 407 at the ITI Jahangirpuri (North Delhi), 313 at Shrinivaspuri (South Delhi).
Due to emission from firecrackers and stubble burning in adjoining areas of the NCR, the pollution situation is expected to worsen in the coming week. A thin layer of haze is already hanging over Delhi.
The PM 10 (tiny particulate matter of diameter 10 micron or less) matter reached the high of 515 mcg at Anand Vihar as per the Delhi government's air quality monitors.

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