Delhi air quality carries on remaining in 'very poor category'
Delhi air quality carries on remaining in 'very poor category'


New Delhi [India] November 18 (NT): The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) keeping on to remain in the 'very poor category' on Saturday.

According to weather data issued late on Friday evening, the pollution level was evaluated to have increased to twelve times above the agreed limit.

The continued floating of smog over the Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas is largely being attributed farmers burning stubble of the crops so that they can grow new crop in November and December.

Air quality index over Anand Vihar was majored at 260, Punjabi Bagh at 251, Siri Fort at 236 and Shadipur at 214.

Due to this, 49 trains have been postponed, 14 have been rearranged and one cancelled because of pollution.

Crop burning not together, other factors also responsible to the problem are industrial smog, vehicle exhaust and dust particles.

The Supreme Court had also required speedy action to deal with the worsening air quality.

The Supreme Court further believed that it is an emergency-like situation in the region.

Till now, Chief Ministers of Delhi and Haryana have had a talk on the issue and have assured to take appropriate measures over the next year to put a stop to a repeat of the recent scenario.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain (Retired) Amarinder Singh has so far rebuff to meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the matter.

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