Air Quality in Delhi-NCR Turns 'Severe' After Diwali

India | | November 15, 2020, 9:29 am
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 Air quality deteriorated further due to the blatant violations of the ban on firecrackers and stubble burning in the national capital after the Diwali celebrations. Delhi’s air quality remained in the “severe” category in the morning after Diwali in a thick layer of smog and poor visibility in several areas. (Image: Twitter)
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Air quality deteriorated further due to the blatant violations of the ban on firecrackers and stubble burning in the national capital after the Diwali celebrations. Delhi’s air quality remained in the “severe” category in the morning after Diwali in a thick layer of smog and poor visibility in several areas. (Image: Twitter)

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 Vehicles ply amid low visibility due to smog following 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Vehicles ply amid low visibility due to smog following 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A cyclist rides through smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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A cyclist rides through smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Children play football at Rajpath amid low visibility due to smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Children play football at Rajpath amid low visibility due to smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Parliament building engulfed in smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. Delhi''s air quality turned 'severe' on Diwali with stubble burning accounting for 32 percent of the city''s PM2.5 pollution and calm winds worsening the situation as they allowed the accumulation of pollutants. (Image: PTI)
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Parliament building engulfed in smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. Delhi''s air quality turned 'severe' on Diwali with stubble burning accounting for 32 percent of the city''s PM2.5 pollution and calm winds worsening the situation as they allowed the accumulation of pollutants. (Image: PTI)

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 Vehicles ply amid low visibility due to smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Vehicles ply amid low visibility due to smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Metro train runs on its track amid low visibility due to smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Metro train runs on its track amid low visibility due to smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Vendors carrying plastic balls and toys walk through smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Vendors carrying plastic balls and toys walk through smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Gyarah Murtis engulfed in smog post 'Diwali' celebrations,at Sardar Patel Marg in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Gyarah Murtis engulfed in smog post 'Diwali' celebrations,at Sardar Patel Marg in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 People walk in the rain at Rajpath, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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People walk in the rain at Rajpath, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 The overall air quality index (AQI) at 7 am stood at 468 in the 'severe' category, the highest level of air pollution of the six-point measuring scale which categorises the air in ‘good’, ‘satisfactory’, ‘moderate’, ‘poor’, ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ categories. (Image: Twitter)
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The overall air quality index (AQI) at 7 am stood at 468 in the 'severe' category, the highest level of air pollution of the six-point measuring scale which categorises the air in ‘good’, ‘satisfactory’, ‘moderate’, ‘poor’, ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ categories. (Image: Twitter)

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 Vehicles ply on Safdarjung flyover, during the cold morning, amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. Pollution level in the national capital has been recorded in 'unhealthy' category today morning. (Image: PTI)
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Vehicles ply on Safdarjung flyover, during the cold morning, amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. Pollution level in the national capital has been recorded in 'unhealthy' category today morning. (Image: PTI)

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 The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has submitted before the Delhi High Court that is has issued directions to implementing agencies including State Pollution Control Boards, construction agencies municipal bodies, traffic police and transport department of Delhi and NCR for strict action against air pollution activities.<br /><br />A cyclist rides near India Gate amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has submitted before the Delhi High Court that is has issued directions to implementing agencies including State Pollution Control Boards, construction agencies municipal bodies, traffic police and transport department of Delhi and NCR for strict action against air pollution activities.

A cyclist rides near India Gate amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A metro train runs on its track amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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A metro train runs on its track amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Vehicles ply amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Vehicles ply amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A man rides a cycle as commuters cross a road in front of the historic Red Fort during hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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A man rides a cycle as commuters cross a road in front of the historic Red Fort during hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A man walks along a road in the backdrop the Red Fort amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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A man walks along a road in the backdrop the Red Fort amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Fitness enthusiasts jog at Rajpath amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Fitness enthusiasts jog at Rajpath amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 View of the Jama Masjid shrouded in haze, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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View of the Jama Masjid shrouded in haze, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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