New Delhi, November 6: There seems to be no respite for people in Delhi as the air quality continues to remain polluted. According to Air Quality Index data, the pollutants PM 2.5 at 279 and PM 10 at 250, are in 'poor' category in Lodhi Road area. A layer of smog continues to cover the sky in the national capital. Places around India Gate have reported AQI in the 'Unhealthy' category this morning.
The Delhi government started implementing the odd-even rule from Monday in an attempt to curb the rising pollution levels. According to official data, 384 challans were issued till 2 pm on Tuesday while on Monday, the first day of the odd-even implementation, 271 challans were issued. People found violating the odd-even rule till November 15, are being fined Rs 4,000. Odd-Even Rule, Day 2 Today: Delhi Air Quality Improves Slightly As Pollution Dips But Remains in 'Severe' Category, Increase in Wind Speed Helps Reduce Deadly Haze.
Check ANI tweet:
Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 279 & PM 10 at 250, both in 'poor' category in Lodhi Road area, according to Air Quality Index (AQI) data. pic.twitter.com/N0Uhc9hCnQ
— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2019
The AQI in Gurugram was over 180 in the 'unhealthy' category and the air quality was similar in Ghaziabad as well, where an AQI of 182 was recorded before 8 am on Wednesday.
However, the air quality in a few places in the city have recorded marginal improvement from severe to poor category, but thick layers of smog continue to choke people.