Following Diwali, the national capital was covered in a thick blanket of smog with people complaining of watery eyes and itchy throat. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi on Friday morning has reached the ‘hazardous’ category in many parts of the city.
Despite the ban on firecrackers by the Kejriwal government, many were seen bursting crackers on streets and societies contributing to the degradation of the air quality, amid increased contribution from farm fires. The concentrations of Pollution Meter (PM) 2.5 stood at 655.07 in Janpath today morning.
As per the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the air quality in Delhi will not improve until Sunday evening (November 7). The improvement would, however, just fluctuate in the ‘Very Poor’ category.