Pollution In Delhi-NCR Remains In 'Severe' Category, AQI Above 500 In Many Areas

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Pollution In Delhi-NCR Remains In 'Severe' Categor
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Pollution in Delhi-NCR is once more at the ‘hazardous’ level. For the sixth consecutive day on Saturday, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi is in the ‘hazardous’ category. The Supreme Court has asked the government to install air purifier towers in the city to combat the air pollution problem.

The situation remains critical due to rising levels of pollution in Delhi-NCR. On Saturday morning, entire Delhi-NCR was covered in a blanket of smog and the AQI remained above 500, the most hazardous category, in many areas of Delhi-NCR.

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In Delhi’s Lodhi Road area, in the morning, PM 2.5 was 599 and PM 10 was 521. In Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area, PM 2.5 was 458 and PM 10 was 439. Apart from this, near Delhi airport, PM 2.5 was 569 and PM 10 was 513. In Noida, PM 2.5 was 471 and PM 10 was 500.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Friday again summoned the Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, states which have been unable to check growing pollution.

The court also asked the central government to install air purifier towers in Delhi to control pollution. Apart from this, the court asked the Delhi government if there was any reduction in pollution following the implementation of the Odd-Even Scheme. The court said that Odd-Even cannot be the permanent solution to reduce pollution.

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