New Delhi, November 28: The air quality of Delhi improved on Thursday following the rains that lashed the national capital on Wednesday evening. According to the data by the Central Pollution Control Board, major pollutant PM 2.5 was at 114 in the 'moderate' category in Lodhi Road area. The AQI at ITO was also in the 'moderate' category at 149 and Anand Vihar Air Quality remained at 184 in the same category.
Heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi NCR late on Wednesday and early on Thursday, which lead to a dip in temperature. On Wednesday, the city received moderate to heavy rainfall, accompanied by hail. Due to the rains, the AQI in the city is expected to improve further. Delhi Air Pollution: Supreme Court Pulls Up Punjab, Haryana Governments Over Stubble Burning.
Check ANI tweet:
Delhi: Major pollutant PM 2.5 at 114 in 'moderate' category, in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). pic.twitter.com/etPeTADwJ3
— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
The air quality had worsened in the city after Dussehra and with the start of the stubble burning season. The Supreme Court had recently rebuked the neighbouring states over their incapability in handling the stubble burning issue.