Delhi Chokes After Air Quality Turns ‘Severe’

Meenu Solanky

Delhi, November 17

Come November, the air quality in the National Capital starts deteriorating rapidly. According to the Commission of Air Quality Management (CAQM), the air quality in the Capital worsened into the “severe” category on Tuesday evening with the CPCB recording an AQI of 403, and it will likely remain at the lower end of “severe” till Thursday.

“Surface winds are likely to be very calm with a low ventilation index pushing AQI to severe by tomorrow and fluctuate between severe to an upper end of very poor thereafter until November 18. The intrusion of stubble burning related pollutants into Delhi is not likely for the next two days due to unfavourable (winds coming from east direction),” said SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research).

Situation is not good in neighbouring cities either as the air quality index of neighbouring cities is also in the “very poor” category. AQI of Ghaziabad is 356, Greater Noida – 361, Gurugram – 369, and Noida – 397.

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