Delhi Air Quality Likely To Improve From Today

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  • Authorities said the AQI is likely to improve significantly from Sunday.
  • Govt has started taking a clutch of measures to control the pollution levels.
  • Delhi's neighboring cities also recorded their air quality in the 'very poor'.

New Delhi: National capital Delhi is likely to see improvement in its air quality from Sunday, according to the experts. Strong winds are likely to clean Delhi’s polluted air, providing relief to the citizens. The air quality has continued to fluctuate between the ‘very poor and ‘severe’ category’ for more than two weeks. However, the air quality might become moderate on Monday due to the change in weather conditions.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government has started taking a clutch of measures to control the pollution levels such as shutting down schools, banning construction and garbage burning, allowing people to work from home, and launching various dust-control steps such as using fire trucks to spray water. “If air pollution levels stay high, we will look at new measures like the odd-even (vehicle) system,” Gopal Rai, the capital’s Minister for Environment, Forest and Wildlife Development added.

Delhi’s neighbouring cities such as Faridabad (332), Ghaziabad (346), Greater Noida (340), Gurugram (375) and Noida (422) also recorded their air quality in the ‘very poor’ category, according to the data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.

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