Delhi Pollution: The situation is still bad due to pollution in Delhi, odd-even rule may be implemented regarding vehicles.
The situation is bad due to pollution in the capital Delhi. Air Quality Index also remains in the serious category. Odd even may be applicable for vehicles in Delhi. Delhi government is seriously considering this. A senior government official said that if the increase in pollution does not stop, this will be considered.
The situation is bad due to pollution in the capital Delhi. Air Quality Index also remains in the serious category. Odd Even may be applicable regarding vehicles in Delhi. Delhi government is seriously considering this. A senior government official said that if the increase in pollution does not stop, this will be considered.
Environment Minister Gopal Rai has said that pollution is a big problem, we are considering all those possibilities by which pollution can be stopped. This also includes odd-even.
Odd-even was implemented in 2019
He said that it is the responsibility of all of us to stop pollution. The public should also play their role in this. He said that any campaign is successful with the support of the public. Let us tell you that earlier in 2019, Odd-Even was implemented from 4-15 November.
Even before that, this formula was used in Delhi from January 1 to January 15, 2016. After this, odd-even was imposed in Delhi also between 15th and 30th April. But both the times it was not successful in its objective as was expected from it. Under this system, cars with odd numbers run on one day and even numbers on the next day.
Partial improvement in pollution levels but trouble on breathing continues
There was a partial improvement in the pollution level in the capital on Saturday but people did not get much relief from it. Due to the arrival of stubble smoke from neighboring states and dust in the atmosphere, Delhi remained wrapped in a blanket of smog throughout the day. Due to this, the air quality remained in the severe category in most places of NCR including Delhi and the air index remained more than 400 for the third consecutive day. Due to this, there is problem in breathing.
AQI in Delhi
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality will remain in the severe category for the next three days (from Sunday to Tuesday). According to the report released by CPCB, Delhi's air index was 415 which is in serious category. A day ago, Delhi's air index was 468 in the dangerous category.
According to the Air Quality Index report of 241 cities released by CPCB, Greater Noida remained the most polluted city in the country on Saturday also. Due to this, the air index there remained in the dangerous category at 490. Apart from this, except Ghaziabad, the air quality in all other cities of NCR, Faridabad, Gurugram and Noida, remained in the severe category.
Bad air in Ghaziabad too
The air quality in Ghaziabad stood at 394 in the very poor category, which is close to the severe category. According to CPCB, due to wind blowing from north-west at a speed of six to 12 kilometers per hour, stubble smoke from neighboring states is reaching Delhi.
A senior official of Safar India said that about two thousand incidents of stubble burning have been reported in the neighboring states of Delhi. Due to this, the contribution of stubble smoke in pollution was about 40 percent. Apart from this, 60 percent were due to local reasons. Due to the blanket of smoke in the atmosphere, sunlight could not shine through properly throughout the day in Delhi.
Visibility was also low in the morning. There was only 400 meters visibility at Palam Airport between 7 am and 9 am and less than 500 meters near Safdarjung. There is a possibility of change in wind direction after three days. Then there may be some relief from pollution.
Air Index in NCR
Greater Noida- 490