Delhi’s air improves but still unhealthy

Monitor Desk Report Date: 15 November, 2021 | 248 Views

The recent spike in air pollution is merely an indication of how polluted Delhi’s air has been and how authorities have failed to do anything about it, experts say.
After witnessing two back-to-back hazy days, residents of Delhi woke up to a sunny morning on Monday hoping that warm afternoons and clear skies would return.
The bright sunny day made them feel as if the polluted air from the day before had disappeared all of sudden. But their hopes were dashed as the air quality of the capital didn’t improve drastically. It was still “very unhealthy”.
The pollution level in the National Capital Region (NCR), especially Noida and Gurugram, have also shown slight improvement. Noida reported AQI in the upper end of the 'very poor' category at 387, while the air quality in Gurugram has seen significant improvement and has now reached the lower end of the 'very poor' category at 317.
As per SAFAR's bulletin, the AQI is likely to improve by tomorrow "as winds at transport level are slowing down resulting in the lesser intrusion of farm fires related pollutants into Delhi."
Owing to high levels of air pollution, schools in Delhi and Haryana have been closed. All construction activities have also been shut down. 

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