Air Quality Index (AQI) is in Delhi is at 315 (overall) in the very poor category as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
Delhi | Air Quality Index (AQI) is presently at 315 (overall) in the 'very poor' category, as per SAFAR-India pic.twitter.com/BYDZYQwkOE
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The Delhi government on Sunday extended the ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items into the city. The government has also extended work from home for its employees till November 26 to combat air pollution.
Though the order issued by the environment department did not make it clear if the curbs on construction and demolition activities will continue, a senior official said the ban has been lifted.
According to the directions of the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), schools and colleges will remain closed till further orders.
Furthermore, a senior central government official said the CAQM will hold a review meeting on November 23.
“Keeping in view the very poor air quality forecast and that vehicular pollution would cause extensive air pollution and release harmful air pollutants, particularly when the air quality is very poor, it is felt that there is a need for further extension of the curbs on vehicular movement in Delhi,” the order issued by the environment department said.
- 0 and 50 is “good”
- 51 and 100 “satisfactory”
- 101 and 200 “moderate”
- 201 and 300 “poor”
- 301 and 400 “very poor”
- 401 and 500 “severe”
The Delhi government had on Wednesday issued directions.
- Ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items into the city.
- Furthermore, closure of schools and colleges, till further orders
- Moreover, it had also banned construction and demolition activities in the city
- Ordered its employees to work from home till Sunday
Delhi government also took additional measures. It includes such as using fire trucks to sprinkle water at the city’s 13 pollution hot spots. Along with, procuring 1,000 private buses to augment the public bus fleet.
The commission had held an emergency meeting on Tuesday with senior officials of Delhi and the NCR states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on air pollution in the region.