Delhi worst polluted this Diwali, pollution level up by 42 times than normal

Written by | October 31, 2016 | 0

New Delhi: Population level on Diwali night in New Delhi surged as much as 42 times higher than the normal. As per reports by Delhi Pollution Control Committee, PM10 readings went up by over 42 times on Sunday from the national ambiance air quality standard at RK Puram.

Reports say that at 10.55pm, PM 10 was recorded at 4,273 µg/m³. PM2.5 also touched an alarming high at 748µg/m³ at 2.30am here. Smog visuals were reported from Vijay Chowk in Delhi early this morning.

Delhi ranks among the world’s top cities with foul air on a WHO list. The national capital has been struggling to clean its air that contains a toxic cocktail of dust, smoke and gases from vehicle. The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi stated its plan of installing giant outdoor air purifiers at five highly polluted locations in Delhi to battle the capital’s smog.

The Delhi Government also issued a warning this week for a “critically polluted period ahead” as the city recorded its worst air quality since February.

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