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Delhi NCR AQI crosses 450, Construction works ban in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi

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Delhi NCR AQI crosses 450: The poisonous air of Delhi is suffocating, its condition is very bad. Now it is no longer worth living. In view of all this, the Delhi government has called an emergency meeting on Friday to review the situation.

By 5 pm in Delhi, Delhi NCR AQI crosses 450. Which has been the highest recorded so far in this entire season. There is a ban on construction work in Punjab and Haryana including the capital Delhi. But this is not a complete solution to the problem.

Construction works ban

In view of the increasing pollution levels in Delhi-NCR, the Central Government has decided to ban construction works.

In fact, the sky in the national capital was hidden by a thick layer of smoke. The level of pollution reached ‘severe’ category for the first time this season.

Scientists have issued a warning of increasing pollution levels in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) during the next two weeks. At the same time, doctors issued a warning of increasing respiratory problems.

Read: Delhi NCR AQI crosses 300: Air becomes very bad and deadly

Delhi NCR AQI crosses 450

In many areas of Delhi, AQI was recorded above 450 on Friday.

Delhi AQI Table

NarelaAQI 488
MundkaAQI 498
BawanaAQI 496
Punjabi BaghAQI 484

Schools closed due to severe pollution

Let us tell you that now the capital is no longer suitable for people to live in. Its pollution is now increasing from dangerous to serious. Delhi NCR AQI crosses 450.

In view of the dangerous level of pollution, primary schools have been closed for two days. Meanwhile, the Municipal Corporation (MCD) said in a separate order that classes in its schools will not be conducted for the next two days.

MCD said that as per the order of the Air Quality Management Commission, it has been decided that classes will be conducted through online medium on November 3 and 4 in all MCD and MCD-aided schools in NCR and surrounding areas. However, schools will remain open for teachers and staff.

Delhi NCR AQI crosses 450: Delhi governmenet calls emergency meeting

Delhi NCR AQI crosses 450. The Delhi government has called an emergency meeting on Friday to review this situation. The index (AQI) had reached 402 by 5 pm. Which has been the highest recorded so far in this entire season.

Know the 24-hour average AQI of Delhi

Let us tell you that the 24-hour average AQI of Delhi for the last week is as follows.

Sunday24 hour average AQI 325
Monday347
Tuesday359
Wednesday364
Thursday330
Friday267
Saturday304

Delhi NCR AQI crosses 450: Problems may increase for children and elderly

At polluted sites, PM 2.5 (fine particles that can penetrate deep into the respiratory system when inhaled can cause respiratory problems) was six to seven times higher than the safe limit of 60 micrograms per cubic metre.

Health sector experts say that this can increase asthma and lung related problems in children and the elderly.

Said Jugal Kishore, head of the medicine department at Safdarjung Hospital.

It is advised that people suffering from respiratory problems like chronic bronchitis and asthma take their medicines regularly and avoid going out in the open unless absolutely necessary.

Dr Jugal Kishore

Doctor Jugal Kishore advised people to use air purifiers in their homes.

Pollution will haunt Delhi NCR till November 15

According to an analysis by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), pollution peaks in the capital from November 1 to 15. Because at this time cases of stubble burning increase in Punjab and Haryana.

Bad condition in neighboring states

Bad pollution is not only in Delhi. In fact, the air was found poisonous in many cities of neighboring states Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

The AQI was recorded in ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ categories at many places in Haryana and Punjab on Thursday.

According to Central Pollution Control Board data.

Hisar Haryana422
Fatehabad416
Jind415
Rohtak394
Kaithal378
Sonipat377
Faridabad373
Bhiwani357
Karnal348
Bathinda, Punjab.303
Mandi Govindgarh299
Khanna255
Jalandhar220
Ludhiana214
Amritsar166
Chandigarh UT194
Hanumangarh, Rajasthan438
Sri Ganganagar359

Cause of bad pollution

The main reason for bad pollution is stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana. One of the main reasons behind the accumulation of pollutants in recent times is the absence of rain after monsoon.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Wednesday. That the government will impose a ban on construction work in areas where AQI was recorded more than 400 points for five consecutive days.

The government has started the ‘Red Light on Gaadi Off’ campaign to curb vehicle pollution. It is planned to hire 1,000 private CNG buses to strengthen public transport and reduce vehicle pollution.

The Punjab government aims to reduce the cases of stubble burning by 50 percent this winter. These cases have to be completely eliminated in six districts, which include Hoshiarpur, Malerkotla, Pathankot, Rupnagar, SAS Nagar (Mohali) and SBS Nagar.

Pollution increased in Mumbai also

Apart from Delhi and NCR, pollution has also emerged as a big problem in Mumbai. The air quality in Mumbai has been in very poor condition for the last few days. Poor air quality is also affecting people’s health.

What is Air Quality Index (AQI)?

It is noteworthy that AQI between zero and 50 is ‘good’, between 51 and 100 is ‘satisfactory’, between 101 and 200 is ‘moderate’, between 201 and 300 is ‘poor’, between 301 and 400 is ‘very poor’ and 401 is ‘poor’. to 500 is considered ‘severe’

Air Quality Index Table

Air Quality Index (AQI)Categories
0-50Good
51-100Satisfactory
101-200Moderate
201-300Poor
301-400Very poor
401-500Severe
Air quality Index

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