Delhi’s Pollution over 20 times Safe Limit

Delhi’s Pollution over 20 times Safe Limit

Turning Delhi into a gas chamber, the pollution index of Delhi has risen to 942 levels. Anand Marg, which is known for its pollution, is the worst affected area in Delhi.

The residents of Delhi woke up to a thick blanket of smog on Sunday morning amid warnings by weather officials of falling air quality in the national capital two days before Diwali. The levels of the pollutant PM 2.5 was at a "hazardous" 644 or over 20 times the safe limit prescribed by the WHO this morning at south Delhi's Okhla, according to data from the Delhi Pollution Control Board. PM 2.5 are fine particles that can penetrate the lungs and cause respiratory diseases.

Visibility on roads was low this morning, as against Sunday when air quality significantly improved due to increased wind speed and control measures implemented by the government.

D Saha, former additional director and head of air quality management division at the CPCB, said no drastic change in pollution level is anticipated as the ground level emissions are under control due to administrative and regulatory measures. (UNI)