New Delhi , After two days of minor relief, the pollution level has started increasing again in Delhi. Delhi’s air quality index increased by 47 points compared to a day earlier. There are three areas of the capital where the air quality index has crossed 400 i.e. has reached the serious category.
Difficult to even breathe: According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the average air quality index of Delhi stood at 348 points on Monday. This level of air is kept in very poor category. A day earlier on Sunday this index stood at 301 points, whereas on Saturday it was 319.
It is a matter of concern that the pollution level in three areas of Delhi, Punjabi Bagh, Jahangirpuri and Bawana, has once again reached the serious category. According to doctors, it becomes difficult for children, patients and elderly people to breathe in such air. According to the air quality early warning system prepared by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the wind direction will be north-westerly for the next three days. In such a situation, there is little hope for relief.
three times more pollution
The average level of pollutant PM 10 in the air of Delhi-NCR at 4 pm on Monday was 294 and the average level of PM 2.5 was 167 micrograms per cubic meter. This is almost three times more than normal.