The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi on Friday recorded 337 making it the highest this season. The condition is categorised under ‘very poor’ air quality level.
Just a day after the festival of Dusshera the air quality in Delhi became poor making it difficult for people to breathe.
The national capital and its adjoining regions including Noida, Faridabad, and Gurgaon were covered with haze and smog resulting in traffic congestion.
According to the Central Board of Pollution control (CPCB), Dwarka Sector 8 and CRRU recorded ‘severe’ condition with pollution increasing to 402 and 414 respectively. 31 areas in Delhi recorded ‘poor’ quality air.
According to a senior official of the CPCB, air quality may worsen over the next couple of days due to the combined effects of burning of effigies on Dussehra.
Last week also the air quality in Delhi dipped because of stubble burning in the neighbouring states Punjab and Haryana.