The capital continues to choke under the “hazardous” category
Diwali night on Thursday, November 7, 2018, saw air quality in Delhi oscillating between severe and hazardous category in several parts of the city.
The capital registered widescale violation of the Supreme Court order to burst only “green crackers”. The 10 pm deadline set by the apex court too was not adhered to.
Thursday morning saw Anand Vihar at AQI of 999 (maximum level for monitors), Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium touching 999 while the U.S. Embassy in Chanakyapuri scored 459, all under the “hazardous” category.
The overall AQI was recorded at 302 at 11 pm, which fell in the very poor category, according to the Central Pollution Control. The AQI rose from 281 at 7 pm to 291 an hour later and by 10 pm, it was 296, said the CPCB.
The AQI level from 0 to 50 is considered good, 51 to 100 is satisfactory, 101 to 200 is moderate, 201 to 300 is poor, 301 to 400 is very poor, and 401 and above is severe.