Air Quality of Delhi falls to ‘severe’ category on Diwali

The air quality of Delhi has dipped to “severe” on Saturday night due to ongoing stubble burning and firecrackers burst in the adjourning areas of the National Capital. Although a blanket ban was imposed on bursting firecrackers during Diwali but many were seen violating the ban.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) for PM 2.5 pollutant stood at 481 in Anand Vihar, 444 in IGI Airport area, 457 in ITO, and 414 in Lodhi Road area, all four in the ‘severe’ category, according to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data. A thick amount of smog was seen at several places across Delhi and the NCR region during the Saturday night.


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