New Delhi / Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR again in critical condition, near AQI 500 in many areas

Zoom News : Nov 13, 2019, 10:12 AM

New Delhi: Air pollution levels again reached critical levels in Delhi-NCR and surrounding areas on Wednesday morning. Lodhi Road area of ​​Delhi recorded PM 2.5 500 and PM 10 497 levels. This is considered as a serious condition. Fog prevailed in Africa Avenue Road and Vasant Vihar area.

Meanwhile, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in RK Puram area reached 447 levels. 458 in Knowledge Park-III area of ​​Greater Noida, 472 in Sector-62 area and AQI 441 in Sector-16A of Faridabad.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board and the System for Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Odd-Even will remain in  force  until November 15, air quality will be worse on Wednesday, while it is likely to reach critical levels on Thursday. AQI has gone below 300 only two days after Ord-Even was implemented. Parali contributed 25% to pollution on Tuesday. Dwarka, Bawana, Anand Vihar and Wazirpur were the most polluted areas. Delhi Government has implemented Aud-Even from November 4 to 15.

The Standard

Air Quality Index (AQI) of the Air Quality Index is 'better' between 0-50, 'satisfactory' between 51-100, 'normal' between 101 and 200, 'bad' between 201 and 300, 301 to. Between 400 and 'very poor' and between 401 and 500 are considered 'severe'. At the same time, the level of PM 10 in the air should not exceed 100 and PM 2.5 60 micrograms per meter.

Oxygen is reduced at 400 AQI

According to Dr. Anupnath, East District In-charge of Delhi School Health Scheme, senior citizens suffer the most due to air pollution. The level of pollution is lacking in oxygen. Slow infection increases the disease of bronchitis. Eye irritation increases due to smog.