The people of Delhi have not got rid of the stifling air even today. Even today the level of pollution in the air has been measured to be very high. The Air Quality Index (AQI) remains in the ‘severe’ category. On Saturday informed the Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research System operated by the Centre. Delhi’s air quality at 6:00 am today recorded an AQI of 533, which is a serious level of air pollution. However, it is less as compared to Friday. The maximum was reached at 999 the next morning of Diwali.
Air quality at ‘severe’ category level
According to SAFAR estimates updated at 6.30 am, air quality in several areas of the national capital including Delhi University, Pusa, Lodhi Road, Mathura Road, IIT-Delhi and Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal 3) recorded in the ‘severe’ category. done. The AQI at these places stood at 580, 520, 548,540, 623 and 488. According to SAFAR, an AQI between 51 and 100 is considered ‘satisfactory’ or ‘very good’. 101-200 is considered ‘moderate’, 201-300 is considered ‘poor’. While 300-400 is considered ‘very bad’. Levels between 401-500 fall in the ‘hazardous’ category. Apart from Delhi, pollution remained at severe level in Delhi NCR also.
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Despite the ban, firecrackers were burst indiscriminately in Delhi
Gurugram and Noida recorded AQIs of 591 and 452 on Saturday morning. Significantly, after the festival of Diwali, the air quality index of Delhi fell in the “severe” category on Friday. Because people burnt crackers indiscriminately despite the ban on firecrackers. Due to the bursting of firecrackers, there was a fog of smoke everywhere and visibility was very low. Environment Minister Gopal Rai in Delhi government targeted the BJP government over the increasing pollution. He said that BJP leaders threatened people to use fireworks in the name of religion.
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