Delhi in despair with ‘severe’ air , Kejriwal says Govt may extend odd-even

Delhi in despair with ‘severe’ air , Kejriwal says Govt may extend odd-even

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New Delhi , Nov 13: National capital on Wednesday continued to reel under the 'severe' air with average air quality index going up to 452 which was recorded at around 1pm , said the Central Pollution Control Board.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the government may extend odd-even scheme depending on the situation.

The data released by the CPCB was based on the average of air quality recorded at 35 monitoring stations across the city that is monitoring the air situation without any lapse. Dwarka, Bawana, Anand Vihar and Wazirpur were among the most-polluted areas in the city as the AQI recorded at these places was above 440.

The stubble burning in the past couple of days again witnessed a rise in the neighbouring states as the NCR gasped for breath with severe air quality in Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida , Gurugram , Faridabad and other adjoining areas which was over 440. The fall in the minimum temperature has also contributed to the rise in the bad air with lowering wind speed since the couple of days.

Relative humidity in the national capital pegged at 87 per cent this morning at around 8.30 am, according to the Met office.

The sky was hazy as people woke up to this November morning in Delhi while there was difficulty in breathing and majority of the morning walkers were seen donning the pollution masks.

Odd- Even that was called off for two days in view of the Gurupurab again is back into effect on Wednesday is likely to continue till Friday as said by the Delhi Government. (UNI)