It has been two days since Diwali and the capital city Delhi, is still feeling the impact of a spike in pollution levels. People leaving their homes in the morning were greeted by poor visibility due to smog. People were finding it difficult to breath normally in the toxic air… and for those with Asthma and other respiratory disorders, breathing outside would have been hazaradous… Hence they were advised to stay indoors.
The Pollution in Delhi and NCR remain in the severe category. The level of PM 2.5 continues to remain in the sever to very poor category.
In the areas sorrounding Delhi
–Noida severe at 442
–Ghaziabad severe 441
–Greater Noida Severe 447
–Faridabad severe 460
–Gurugram very poor at 400
Although pollution levels have improved partially in most parts of the country, the levels continue to be in the poor to severe category in northern regions. PM 2.5 levels are something like this.
–Jaipur poor at 241
–Lucknow very poor 377
–Varanasi very poor 344
–Patna very poor 348
–Rohtak very poor 333
Government has been doing its best to prevent pollution… Tighter rules have been put in place for commercial vehicles coming to Delhi.
North Delhi Municipal corporation sprinkled water in Delhi University and surrounding areas,to get the dust to settle.
Despite the best efforts including the court’s intervention… the smoke cloud over Delhi NCR refuses to go away. However on the brighter side, the levels have been dropping slightly every day.