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Delhi air quality index hits in ‘very poor’ category; Noida AQI turn into ‘severe’

It is forecast that for the next three days, the wind speed can be recorded in the range of eight to 15 kilometers per hour. At the same time, due to change in weather conditions from November 5, further improvement in air health can be recorded. The AQI of Delhi has been recorded at 346 this morning.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

New Delhi: Air pollution has improved in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday due to change in wind condition and direction. The air has moved from severe category to very poor category. Despite minor improvements, people continued to have burning eyes and shortness of breath due to the suffocating air.

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The air standards agencies have forecast that the air quality will remain in the low to very poor category for the next three days. By the way, today’s AQI is slightly lower than yesterday. Today morning’s AQI has been recorded as 346. This morning the AQI of Noida has been recorded as 393, and that of Gurugram is 318.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi’s average air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 376 on Wednesday. A day earlier it was recorded in the serious category for the first time in the season with 424. Along with this, the air of Faridabad and Greater Noida was also recorded as severe. However, in the last 24 hours, there has been a slight improvement in the air in all the cities of NCR. Gurugram has the lowest AQI of 310.

According to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), the wind direction continued to change on Wednesday. Along with this, its speed was recorded in the range of four to eight kilometers per hour. Due to continuous change of wind direction, external pollutants did not reach Delhi-NCR in large quantities. Due to this there has been a slight improvement in the AQI level. On Wednesday, the level of mixing height was 1600 meters and the ventilation index was up to nine thousand square meters per second.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the average AQI of 408 was recorded at 6 am today (Thursday) in the country’s capital Delhi. Apart from this, the AQI has reached the severe category in 24 areas of Delhi. Here the condition of Anand Vihar is worst, where AQI has reached 449. Apart from this, it was recorded 447 in Bawana and 455 in Jahangir Puri.

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Explain that the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has demanded closure of schools for the safety of children in view of increasing air pollution in Delhi. NCPCR President Priyank Kanungo has written to the Chief Secretary of Delhi demanding closure of the school till the air quality is improved.

The NCPCR has also sought answers from the government regarding the measures taken to protect children due to air pollution. He wrote in his tweet, ‘Due to the dangerous level of pollution in Delhi, the safety of school children is a matter of concern, so far the state government of Delhi has not taken any decision on this. Children are in the wrath of toxic air on their way to school, in playgrounds. This negligence is wrong, @NCPCR_is issuing notice on this.’

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