June 22, 2024 03:15 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Centre notifies stringent anti-paper leak law amid exam mess, accused to face jail term, fine up to a crore | Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole alleges cracks on Atal Setu, BJP hits back | Amid paper leak row, CSIR-UGC-NET exam scheduled for next week postponed | Renukaswamy murder: Darshan Thoogudeepa borrowed Rs. 40 lakh from friend, paid other accused to destroy evidence, say cops | Liquor policy case: Delhi HC stays Arvind Kejriwal's bail till ED plea hearing
Delhi air quality worsens after Diwali, city enveloped in haze

Delhi air quality worsens after Diwali, city enveloped in haze

| @indiablooms | 28 Oct 2019, 12:05 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The air quality of national capital Delhi and its surrounding areas worsened a day after Diwali for the first time this season with a large number of people ignoring the two-hour-limit for bursting firecrackers enforced by the Supreme Court, media reports said.

According to reports, Delhites woke up to a hazy morning with air pollution reached hazardous levels with PM2.5 particulate matter which can enter deep into the lungs reaching 735 micrograms per cubic meter at Delhi University,  Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR showed.

System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) Pusa, Airport Terminal T3, Lodhi Road, Mathura Road, Noida, Ayanagar, Chandni Chowk, Dhirpur, and IIT Delhi was 480, 460, 436,413. 668, 477,466, 553 and 483, respectively.

The overall Air Quality Index(AQI)  was 348 at 11:30 am, according to SAFAR.

Neighbouring Gurgaon and Noida also reported unabated fireworks beyond the permitted time frame.

In 2018, the Supreme Court banned the manufacturing and sale of polluting firecrackers and allowed that only green firecrackers, which cause 30 per cent less pollution, be used.

However, green crackers have failed to make an impact owing to higher prices, limited variety and poor availability.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.