Delhi pollution level today, air quality and smog live update: The air quality in Delhi was measured hazardous on Thursday morning in New Delhi after Diwali. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 302 at 11 pm on Wednesday and 500 PM at the 5 am today. The visibility level was very low as the national capital was covered with a thick layer of smog. According to the reports, the AQI data, major pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10 are at 500, severe, in Lodhi Road area.

The air quality is likely to worsen due to bad weather conditions and stubble burning, says System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). In comparison to Wednesday, the Thursday morning was more polluted with low visibility and people faced problems in breathing. The news agency ANI reported the dangerous numbers as Anand Vihar at 999, area around US Embassy, Chanakyapuri at 459 area around Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium at 999, all the area fall under Hazardous category in Air Quality Index (AQI).

Over the past couple of weeks, the air quality in Delhi has been deteriorating with each passing day. On Diwali, the bursting fire-crackers may aggravate the air pollution crisis due to the emission of toxic fumes and smoke. The System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) had earlier predicted that there was a decline in the air quality in the national capital on Monday. It warned that due to a high level of moisture in Delhi’s atmosphere and a decline in temperature and stubble burning, Delhi’s air quality will be badly affected.

Meanwhile, schools in Delhi have scrapped the morning assembly and has made it mandatory for the students to wear masks, a preventative measure. The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has also urged the people of Delhi to use public transport in the 1st 10 days of November to check the pollution level in the city. Since private vehicles contribute to 40 per cent of pollution in Delhi, the EPCA has urged people to use public transport till November 10.

The pollution level in Delhi was recorded 20 times more than the safe limit, raising alarms and has seriously become a health concern. Some reports suggest that breathing in Delhi is equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes a day. Meanwhile, Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that they along with agencies and concerned authorities are fully prepared to deal with rising pollution in Delhi.

Reports suggest that authorities are planning to sprinkle from above Delhi’s high rise building in order to lower down the value of pollutants once the Diwali get over.

Here are the LIVE updates:

Highlights

Air Quality registered hazardous in Delhi's PGDAV College close to 1,000

Air Quality registered hazardous in Delhi's RK Puram area

Air Quality registered hazardous in Delhi's Anand Vihar area

Air Quality registered hazardous in Delhi's Anand Vihar area

Air Quality registered hazardous in Delhi's Mundka area

34 arrested in Chandigarh for violating order on crackers

The Chandigarh Police on Thursday arrested 34 people and registered a total of 33 cases under Sections 188 IPC (Indian Penal Code) for allegedly violating the Supreme Court orders on the timing for the bursting of crackers on Diwali night.

SC ban on firecrackers flouted, air pollution increased six times

Despite the 10 pm deadline set by the Supreme Court and ban imposed on non-green crackers during Diwali and other festivals, people in the Delhii-NCR region bursted firecrackers till late night leading to thick haze on Thursday morning. As a result, the air quality deteriorated further after a brief respite. Experts say air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region has increased six times than normal.

To settle the dust, water was sprinkled in several areas of New Delhi

To control the deteriorating air quality in the national capital, personnel of fire service department sprinkled water in several areas of New Delhi. These pictures are from Anand Vihar area where PM level is hazardous and to settle the dust, Delhi fire service department officers sprinkled water on road dividers and plants as a pollution control measure.

Air quality continues to deteriorate in the national capital

The picture says it all! On Thursday morning, Delhi was covered with a blanket of smog which may trouble in breathing and can cause several lungs related diseases.

Air Quality registered hazardous in Delhi's Anand Vihar area

The news agency ANI reported that air quality as Hazardous in Delhi's Anand Vihar at 999, area around US Embassy, Chanakyapuri at 459 & area around Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium at 999.

Air Quality Index breached severe mark after Diwali

A thick layer of smog was seen in South Block in Delhi after Diwali. The visibility level was very low and people faced difficulties in breathing. The Air Quality Index (AQI) breached the danger level mark in most of the parts of the national capital on Thursday morning.

Air quality index indicates high toxic in air the next day after Diwali

The pollution level or the air quality was registered at 500 PM (severe) in the national capital's Lodhi Road area on the next day after Diwali.

More than 90% of world's children breathe toxic air every day, says WHO

According to a estimate by the World Health Organisation (WHO), 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by #AirPollution in 2016.

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Delhi Police issue alert on season's worst air quality


The Delhi Police on Wednesday issued an alert on the worst air pollution.

Delhi Police create awareness against bursting of non-green crackers to curb pollution

The Delhi Police on Wednesday conducted patrolling and checking with Raftaar motorcycles to ensure a clean and Safe Diwali for the citizens. The police personnel also created awareness against bursting of crackers and encouraging a Green Diwali by the training partners and trainees of Project Yuva in coordination with the staff of Police Station Jama Masjid.

Air Quality at Shadipur, Delhi


Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) at Shadipur, Delhi, stands at 200 ' Very Unhealthy'.

Air Quality at Anand Vihar, Delhi


Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) at Anand Vihar, Delhi, stands at 167 'Unhealthy'.

Air quality at Burari Crossing, Delhi

Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) at Air quality at Burari Crossing, Delhi, stands at 160 'Unhealthy'.

Air quality at Burari Crossing, Delhi

Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) at Air quality at Burari Crossing, Delhi, stands at 160 'Unhealthy'.

Air quality at Sonia Vihar

Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) at Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant DJB, Delhi, stands at 177

Air quality at North Campus, Delhi

Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) at North Campus, Delhi, stands at 164 'Unhealthy'.

Air quality at Satyawati College, Delhi


Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) at Satyawati College, Delhi, stands at 196 'Unhealthy'.

Air quality at Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering, Wazirpur


Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) at Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering, Wazirpur, Delhi, stands at 197 'Unhealthy'.

Air quality at Punjabi Bagh

Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) at Punjabi Bagh (Delhi) stands at 198 'Unhealthy'.

Air quality at Shadipur

Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) at Shadipur (Delhi) stands at 197 'Unhealthy'

Pusa Road records 'very unhealthy' air quality


The pollutant-measuring indicator, air quality index (AQI), was recorded at 203 (Very Unhealthy) at Pusa Road on Wednesday.

Air quality in Delhi may deteriorate further: SAFAR

Post-Diwali, air quality in Delhi is likely to worsen due to bad weather conditions, stubble burning, says System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).

Delhi air pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index of Mundka, Delhi


According to the latest Air Quality Index (AQI) data, major pollutant PM 2.5 is at 262 (poor) in Mundka area of Delhi.

Latest update on air pollution in major cities of India

Why Monday saw Delhi's most polluted day

After observing cleaner air for a day, the city witnessed a sharp dip in the temperature and a change in the winds. The moisture levels were also high trapping most of the pollutants in the air.

Green crackers can not completely eradicate air pollution: KK Aggarwal

Former Indian Medical Association president KK Aggarwal opined that green crackers or crackers causing less pollution can only mitigate the effect of pollution, and not completely eradicate the menace

Delhi air pollution

In view to depreciating air quality in the national capital, people of New Delhi comes out with posters and banners to register their concern and to demand better air. These protesters demonstrated outside Indira Paryavaran Bhawan over the issue of air pollution.

Delhi covered in smog

As pollution level rises 20 times above the safe limits, depreciating air quality is one the most important concern of the government authorities at present. The air quality is expected to depreciate further due to Diwali as the bursting of crackers will surely contribute to rising pollution. 

Delhi Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) - Mundka

Delhi Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) - Mundka

Pollution in Delhi 20 times than normal

As PM 2.5 pollutant level in Delhi's air currently stands 20 times more than what it should be, Delhi is experieincing the worst air pollution. Meanwhile, Dr Harh Vardhan, who is handling the charge of Science, Technology and Environment ministry says they are ready with all the measures.

Artificial lungs which were put outside Sir Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi on November 3 (Saturday) turned black on Monday afternoon. The PM 2.5 pollutant value at present is 20 times higher than the normal situation.

Water to be sprinkled after Diwali

The Environment Minister of Delhi Imran Hussain has asked the authorities to sprinkle water from the top of high rise building in Delhi which will help settle down the dust particles after Diwali.

Delhi Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) - ITI Jahangirpuri, Delhi

Delhi Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) 

As winters are about to set in and amid stubble burning and festival of Diwali ahead, the air quality in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) continue to get worse. As per reports, PM 2.5 pollutants which can penetrate through lungs and due to which people can suffer through respiratory diseases has reached its hazardous level of 644.

Delhi Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI)

Delhi government on alert

Delhi Environment Minister, Imran Hussaain directed all the concerned agencies to be on full alert and take all possible efforts for the control of air pollution given the spurt in stubble burning in neighbouring states and adverse metrological conditions.

#BreathlessInDelhi: Delhi tops with AQI 251

Delhi Air is the worst in the world. Currently, the city tops with AQI 251.

#BreathlessInDelhi: Delhi tops with AQI 251

Delhi Air is the worst in the world. Currently, the city tops with AQI 251.

Abhishek Singhvi on #airpollution in Delhi

‏Citizens must demand clean air, clean water as their fundamental right, says Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

Visuals of air purification devices installed at ITO in Delhi

To curb air pollution the Delhi government installed air-purifiers at several placec in the capital city. The Met office on Monday warned of poorer air quality as thick smog hangs over Delhi before Diwali.

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