‘Very poor’ air quality creates problem for Delhi people

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Delhi recorded its worst air quality of the season on Monday, with the pollution levels inching towards "severe plus emergency" category due to a change in wind direction and rampant stubble burning in neighbouring states.

The Supreme Court appointed EPCA said that it is considering imposing more restrictions including a ban on truck entry in Delhi, if the air quality falls further.

Over the last few days, the air quality in the city has deteriorated, causing a huge problem to every Delhites.

"The AQI is predicted to be in the lower range of very poor Monday as the atmosphere is relatively clean", the official said.

Lukwago also said the French Government has offered to support the installation of Smart Solar lights on "our major Streets", with inbuilt air quality monitoring units. Meanwhile, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has slammed Arvind Kejriwal's assertion that stubble burning in Punjab is leading to pollution crisis in Delhi.

But despite that the air quality deteriorated to "very poor" category due to increase in the contribution of stubble burning from the surrounding states of Punjab and Haryana, the authorities said. Expanding our air pollution programme.

A Delhi-based startup, Kurin Systems, recently acquired the patent to build the "City Cleaner" that they're claiming is the "world's largest and strongest air purifier". "It all depends on how we implement the graded response action plan (GRAP) measures on the ground", Anumita Roychowdhury, CSE executive director (research and advocacy), told TOI.

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It is to be noted that private vehicles contribute to 40 percent of pollution in Delhi NCR and there about 35 lakh private vehicles in Delhi NCR region.

The average air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 393 on Thursday.

All municipal corporations (MCDs), Public Works Department (PWD) and Delhi Fire Service will sprinkle water from high-rise buildings after Diwali on Wednesday, a Delhi government statement said.

According to experts, vehicle pollution is another big reason for Delhi's air pollution. A list of vehicles that are prohibited from plying will be published on the Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) website.

All construction activities involving excavation, civil construction (excluding internal finishing/work where no construction material is used) to remain closed in NCR districts from November 1 to 10, the letter stated.

An aggressive 10 day-long "Clean Air Campaign" was also launched by Harsh Vardhan.

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee directed the transport department and the traffic police to intensify their drive against polluting vehicles until November 10.

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