The people of the capital Delhi were already facing a lot of problems due to the new cases of Corona virus breaking records every day and the pollution ‘poison’ of Damghontu Abohawa, now the smoke sheet has made it worse.
Since Wednesday afternoon, the sky was covered with thick sheets of smoke, which also affected visibility. The same situation was seen on Thursday morning. Delhi’s air today has been in the category of ‘very poor’ to ‘severe’. Yesterday morning, there was some relief from the partial improvement in air quality in Delhi but within a few hours it disappeared and the air became more polluted than before.
Delhi: Air pollution continues to rise in the national capital as the Air Quality Index (AQI) deteriorates.
Visuals from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Barapullah flyover. pic.twitter.com/ncinmi1Ejz
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According to Delhi Pollution Control Board (DPCC), the air quality index (AQI) level in RK Puram this morning was 451. It was 394 on Lodhi Road, 440 at IGI Airport and 456 in Dwarka. According to the standards, AQI between zero to 50 is ‘good’, between 51 and 100 is ‘satisfactory’, between 101 and 200 is ‘moderate’, between 201 and 300 is ‘bad’, between 301 and 400 is ‘very bad’. And between 401 and 500 are considered ‘severe’.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has admitted that a third wave of corona virus is going on in the capital. The market is crowded due to festivals and people continue to be negligent despite repeated invitations from the government and challans for not wearing masks and not following other Corona protocols. In Wednesday’s figures, the number of total infected has reached 4 lakh 9 thousand 938 with 6842 new cases in Delhi. So far 6703 people have been killed by this epidemic and 37,369 active cases.