The air high quality dipped to “extreme” at a number of locations throughout the nationwide capital on Saturday night time owing to a mix of stubble burning and firecrackers burst throughout the Diwali celebrations in violation of a ban on the identical.
The Air High quality Index (AQI) for PM 2.5 pollutant stood at 481 in Anand Vihar, 444 in IGI Airport space, 457 in ITO, and 414 in Lodhi Street space, all 4 within the ‘extreme’ class, at 11 pm on Saturday, in response to the Delhi Air pollution Management Committee (DPCC) knowledge.
A thick blanket of smog was seen at a number of locations throughout the nationwide capital because the Diwali celebrations got here to an finish late Saturday night time. In the meantime, the air high quality was at 460 at Anand Vihar, 382 at IGI Airport space, 415 at ITO, and 322 at Lodhi Street for PM 10 pollutant.
This comes as many burst firecrackers in violation of the whole ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers within the nationwide capital by the Delhi authorities and the Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal.
The sale and bursting of firecrackers have been additionally utterly or partially banned in a number of different States or Union Territories together with West Bengal and Telangana to forestall worsening air high quality and risking aggravating the Covid-19 pandemic.