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Delhi air pollution: Air quality in Delhi continues in ‘severe’ category for third consecutive day, AQI 529 in Noida

Delhi NCR Pollution The air quality in Delhi-NCR continues to decline. Due to the haze in the atmosphere throughout the day, people are facing problems of breathing and burning in the eyes. The average AQI of Delhi on Saturday morning has been recorded at 431.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: After Diwali in Delhi-NCR, there is a haze in the atmosphere once again. In addition, the air quality continues to deteriorate. On Saturday morning, the average air quality index (AQI) of the national capital Delhi was recorded at 431, which is the ‘severe’ category of air quality.

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Whereas, Noida (UP) has an AQI of 529 in ‘severe’ category, Gurugram (Haryana) 478 in ‘severe’ category and 534 near Dhirpur (Delhi) in ‘severe’ category.

Air pollution not only in Delhi-NCR, but also in many other cities
Delhi-NCR may be the most noisy about stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, but it has started to emerge that the effect of stubble burning is visible in major cities of North and East India as well. The air here is also reaching the very poor category.

Delhi-NCR in red zone
Earlier on Friday, Delhi NCR remained in the Red Zone in terms of air quality for the second consecutive day. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of all the places remained above 400 i.e. in the severe category. In Sector-11 and 16 of Faridabad, it went up to 500. In Delhi’s Bawana area, it went up to 498.

A thick layer of smog covered the atmosphere throughout the day, due to which people of all ages had to suffer a lot. SAFAR India forecasts that due to the change in wind direction, the pollution level will start coming down slightly from Saturday and may reach very poor category.

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Primary school closed, work from home for 50% employees
It is noteworthy that with the air pollution reaching the severe category and the implementation of the fourth phase of Grape, many restrictions have been imposed in the capital Delhi. Under this, all primary schools will be closed from November 5 to 8 and outdoor activities of classes above fifth will remain closed. Delhi government offices will open at 50 percent capacity and 50 percent employees will work from home.

Ban on entry of diesel trucks
At the same time, advisory for work from home is also being issued for private offices. The entry of diesel trucks other than those associated with essential services has been banned in Delhi. Only CNG trucks will be allowed. Light motor vehicles (LMVs) of BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel will also not be able to operate from Saturday till further orders. That is, petrol vehicles registered before April 1, 2010 and diesel vehicles registered before April 1, 2020, will be banned.

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