Pollution in Delhi increase by 42% after Diwali.

The air quality around Delhi and adjoining states was recorded as ‘severe’. Due to constant bursting of firecrackers, a very dense and heavy smog was noticed since early Monday morning. 

The air quality index for Delhi was recorded as ‘Severe’. Almost all Areas around the capital city saw shocking levels of pollution on Sundaynight. Anand Vihar, RK Puram, Mandir Marg and Punjabi Bagh crossing all safety standards.

According to the National Air Quality Index, air in ‘severe’ category will cause respiratory problems in healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases. There is almost ‘zero visibility’ on road due to the smog blankets. Several people on twitter posted pics of the smoggy roads on the way to their work, where they could not see even the vehicle before them.

A forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department and SAFAR, stated that the wind speed was very low resulting in accumulation of pollutants close to the surface. They are expecting a clear sky by evening today.

The air pollution is measured by the particulate matter present in the air, where above 300 is reported as ‘Hazardous’.