'Severe' Air Pollution In Delhi, Visibility Reduced To 200 Metres

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The average air quality index (AQI) also hit 396 (very poor) at 8am, which further peaked by 9.30am to 403 indicating severe pollution level.

Apparently, the public in Delhi/NCR is already through with this air quality as it also wreaked havoc in the union territory and surrounding areas past year as well.

Summary: Delhi choked with toxic air, visibility down to 50 metresFirst dense toxic fog of the season blanketed the capital and the visibility at Delhi- Chandigarh highway has fallen to 50 metres.

At least 20 flights were either delayed or affected after foggy condition prompted Delhi airport authorities to close the runway.

The CM has also asked for schools and colleges to be shut due to the intensity of the pollution.

Shallow fog dips visibility in Delhi-NCR.

Moradabad is the hub for waste recycling, in particular, electronic waste, and pollutants from improper disposal practices feed into poor air quality.

Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said, "Considering high level of pollution, I have requested Sh Manish Sisodia, Education Minister, to consider closing schools for a few days".

The last time air had turned "severe" was on October 20, a day after Diwali festivities, when firecrackers were set off.

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed the state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi-NCR to send in a report on the preventive steps they have taken to curb the worsening air quality in the national capital.

The real-time pollution monitors displayed alarmingly high concentration of PM2.5 and PM10, which are ultrafine particulates having the ability to enter the respiratory system and subsequently the bloodstream of humans and animals, causing harm. "The moisture has trapped emissions from ground-level sources", Dipankar Saha, CPCB's air lab chief, said, reported Outlook.

On Monday, the MeT office predicted shallow fog in some parts of the city.

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