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Delhi Air Pollution: AQI remains in Very Poor Category, some respite likely after Sunday

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Delhi air pollution: The Air Quality Index continues to remain in the very poor category even today. The neighbouring areas of Noida, Gurugram and Ghaziabad also remain in the very poor category when it comes to air pollution levels.

At around 6 am, the AQI of Delhi was 368 (very poor), as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The strong surface winds are also likely to bring some respite from the high pollution levels in the city only from Sunday onwards.

Furthermore, the NCT of Delhi recorded its 24-hour average air quality index at 347 which is down from 375 on Wednesday.

As per the Ministry of Earth Sciences and SAFAR, 773 farm fires in neighbouring regions accounted for two per cent of Delhi’s PM2.5 air pollution on Thursday.

Also, the stubble burning contribution is negligible as the transport-level winds are coming from the east direction preventing intrusion of pollutants.

Subsequently, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has also asked to call a joint meeting for an action plan to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR.

Delhi Air Pollution Levels Are Toxic

AreaPollution Levels
Anand Vihar398
Punjabi Bagh406
Ghaziabad360 (CPCB)
Gurugram309 (SAFAR)
Latest Air Quality Index

In order to combat Delhi air pollution, the AAP-led government had earlier issued a slew of directions. (READ MORE HERE)

These include a ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items in the city, closure of schools and colleges till further orders.

Additionally, the Delhi government has also banned all construction and demolition activities till November 21.

Work from home for employees till Sunday.

Moreover, the 13 identified air pollution hotspots in Delhi are Anand Vihar, Ashok Vihar, Bawana, Dwarka, Jahangirpuri, Mundka, Narela, Okhla, Punjabi Bagh, RK Puram, Rohini, Vivek Vihar and Wazirpur.

The fire services in the national capital have begun sprinkling water at specified spots too.


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Hina Fatima Khan
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Multi-media Journalist based in India with an experience of 7 years in the industry, Hina Fatima Khan works as a Senior Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. Her areas of interest are Politics, Business, History and World Affairs. She is also a Space enthusiast and enjoys scrabble in the Newspapers. She has done Masters in Convergent Journalism from Mass communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University.

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