New Delhi, November 12: There seems to be no relief for people in the city as the air quality has again deteriorated and has reached the 'severe' category. According to Air Quality Index data, the major pollutants PM 2.5 is at 456 (severe) and PM 10 at 287 (poor) in Lodhi Road area.
The stubble burning count which had marginally reduced has again shot up, thus contributing to the pollution. SAFAR said the effective stubble fire count on Sunday was 1,846. The northwesterly winds have been bringing more farm fire plume to the Delhi-NCR region. A fall in the temperature has also led to the accumulation of pollutants near the ground. Delhi Air Pollution: AQI Hovers Between 'Very Poor' and 'Poor' Category, No Odd-Even Restrictions Today & Tomorrow Due to Guru Nanak Jayanti.
Check ANI tweet:
Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 456 (severe) & PM 10 at 287 (poor), in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data. pic.twitter.com/NjE79k8uct
— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
On Monday itself, the monitoring stations at Nehru Nagar (406), Ashok Vihar (402), Rohini (414), Vivek Vihar (406), Wazirpur (409), Bawana (414), Mundka (413), and Anand Vihar (412) recorded the air quality in the "severe" category.
The Kejriwal government has for two days relaxed the odd-even rule in the city on account of Guru Nanak Jayanti. The scheme was introduced to curb the rising pollution which has been choking every people in the city.