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Thick smog reduces visibility in Delhi after Diwali, air quality ‘hazardous’

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The severe destruction of air quality in the national capital resulted in low visibility due to increased smog covers on Friday (November 5) morning, air quality becomes ‘hazardous’. As a layer of smog enveloped the Delhi skies, several people here complained of itchy throat and watery eyes.

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As a layer of smog enveloped the Delhi skies, several people here complained of itchy throat and watery eyes. As per the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi (overall) is presently at 386 and is continuing to slip further.

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“The overall air quality of Delhi is plunged into the upper end of very poor category…It will continue to fall now and may enter at the edge of the “very poor” to “severe” category by tonight…,” SAFAR informed.

The AQI, with the concentrations of Pollution Meter (PM) 2.5 is likely to slip to 420 by today afternoon, SAFAR predicted. “Relief is expected only from the evening of November 7 but AQI will fluctuate within the Very Poor range,” it said.

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