Delhi’s Air pollution level has reached dangerous category on Thursday due to stall smoke and reduced wind speed. The average air quality index (AQI) of 402 was recorded till 4 pm. Due to the day-long smog, people faced trouble.
According to the air warning system of the Center, about three thousand incidents of stubble burning in neighboring states including Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday had a direct impact on the air of northwest India including Delhi-NCR.
Among the major hotspot areas of the capital, AQI 406 was recorded in Shadipur while 411 in Patparganj, 429 in Jahangirpuri and 432 in Vivek Vihar. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the level of Particulate Matter (PM) 10 has been recorded at 420 micrograms per cubic meter till 10 am Thursday, the highest this season.
AQI 453 was recorded at Vana, while 421 at Shadipur, 411 at Patparganj, 429 at Jahangirpuri, 432 at Vivek Vihar and 427 at Mundaka. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the level of Particulate Matter (PM) 10 has been recorded at 420 micrograms per cubic meter till 10 am Thursday, the highest this season. The PM10 level is considered safe if it is less than a 100.
According to the Meteorological Department, Delhi recorded a maximum wind speed of eight kilometers per hour and a minimum temperature of 12.5 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature this season. This is the reason that pollution is increasing these days.