New Delhi, November 18: The air quality in Delhi has improved significantly since Sunday, thus bringing some respite to the people. According to Air Quality Index, the major pollutants PM 2.5 at 188 in 'Moderate' category and PM 10 at 174 was also in the 'Moderate' category, in Lodhi Road area on Monday. The schools have re-opened today in Delhi-NCR region after the air quality got better.
Due to the presence of strong winds and dip in temperature in the national capital, the air quality improved from 'severe' to 'poor' category on Sunday. Last week the situation was critical as the air quality deteriorated to 'severe plus' category and as a result of which, schools were declared a holiday for two days. Delhi Air Pollution: Odd-Even Rule to End Today as Air Quality in Most Areas Remain in 'Severe' Zone.
Check ANI tweet:
Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 188 in 'Moderate' category and PM 10 at 174 in 'Moderate' category, in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data. pic.twitter.com/SGFyuPoMzT
— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2019
Supreme court on Friday rebuked the Central and the state government for not taking enough measures to control the rising pollution. The apex court even slammed Kejriwal government's odd-even measure saying that it may not be an effective measure to control pollution.
Delhi topped the list in being the world’s most polluted city as air quality deteriorated to the worst levels on Friday evening. On Friday, the overall AQI was recorded at 527, while on Saturday morning it was close to 500.
For the record, An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered "poor", 301-400 "very poor' and 401-500 fall under 'severe' category.