Morning after Diwali: Photos of smoggy Delhi

Delhi:5 Nov, 2021 (Times of India)

The air quality in various parts of the National Capital Region deteriorated as it entered the 'severe' category on Friday morning, following Diwali.

 

The air quality in Delhi and neighbouring Noida and Gurugram deteriorated as it entered the 'severe' category on Friday morning, a day after Diwali.

As per the SAFAR-India application, the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Noida slipped to the 'severe' category.

Noida's air quality recorded the concentration of PM 10 stood at AQI of 448. Gurugram recorded AQI of (389) 'very poor'.

 

As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the air quality would not improve until Sunday evening (November 7). The improvement would, however, just fluctuate in the 'Very Poor' category.

"The overall air quality of Delhi is plunged into the upper end of very poor category...It will continue to fall now and may enter at the edge of the "very poor" to "severe" category by tonight...," SAFAR informed.

The extremely calm wind conditions in Delhi combined with a 25 per cent stubble share (fire count 2293) are two major factors of pollution today.

"Relief is expected only from the evening of November 7 but AQI will fluctuate within the Very Poor range," informed SAFAR.

Despite a complete ban on crackers in Delhi, people burst crackers causing a sudden plunge in Air Quality Index (AQI)

Doctors have asked people to stay indoor and avoid morning walks in view of smog. Doctors and experts say the current situation can aggravate asthma and other pollution-related problems.


The lost temple: Akshardham Temple completely invisible due to heavy smog on Friday morning (October 7).