-Air quality index level reached 999 in Delhi and NCR
New Delhi (EMS). Even before Diwali, unhealthy symptoms like irritation in eyes, sore throat, asthma and respiratory problems due to extremely dangerous pollution levels in Delhi and NCR have increased the stress. According to environmental experts, government measures are proving inadequate to deal with pollution. There is a blanket of fog and smog in the sky in the morning in all the areas of NCR including Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad. Due to which visibility on the roads is very low. According to the Meteorological Department, there is no hope of relief from pollution due to no rain at present. The air quality index level of 999 was recorded at around 1 am in New Delhi’s Ashok Vihar area.
In the coming days, the government will have to consider the terrible pollution situation in Delhi-NCR as an emergency and take immediate effective steps. According to Central Pollution Control Board data, Delhi’s air quality index crossed 400 at 7 am on November 5, which falls in the severe category. Let us tell you that AQI between zero to 50 is good, between 51 to 100 is ‘satisfactory’, between 101 to 200 is ‘moderate’, between 201 to 300 is ‘bad’, between 301 to 400 is ‘very bad’ and between 401 and 400 is ‘good’. An AQI between 500 is considered ‘severe’.
Many precautionary steps are being taken by the government to control pollution, but the pollution situation does not seem to be improving. Actually, the pollution level is increasing due to slow wind speed and more moisture. According to the forecast of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), there is no hope of Delhi-NCR getting relief from pollution right now. According to the Meteorological Center, dry weather conditions are being observed in Delhi for the last few days. The minimum temperature in the national capital is 17 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature is 30 degrees Celsius.
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