Delhi reels under ‘poor’ air

New Delhi, Oct 28 (UNI) National Capital on Wednesday morning reeled under ‘poor’ air with the Air Quality Index being recorded at 270 around 1000 hrs, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.
The air quality around the NCR region was also on an average poor this morning as stubble burning continued to add on to the people’s woes on the onset of the winters.

The haze in the morning and higher humidity levels and low temperature added to the pollution making the air dense, the relative humidity in the morning at 0830 hrs was pegged at 78 per cent, as per the weatherman and the minimum temperature was 11.2 degrees.

On Tuesday, the city’s air quality in the evening was under the very poor category, with the AQI at 312.

The government is more pro-active as compared to last year with reference to the air pollution in the Delhi NCR region keeping in the view the COVID 19 as the rise in pollution levels could be more harmful in the present times as the virus attacks the respiratory system.

CPCB teams have already been deployed across various areas while pollution hotspot and specific measures are being taken by the agencies to prevent pollution and also check the main causes.


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