Thick Smog in Diwali: Two days before Diwali, pollution level in Delhi and NCR Region have been reached at its alarming levels. In many areas, air levels have reached extremely dangerous levels. On Monday morning, most parts of the NCR including the capital are in the grip of smog. While the Air Quality Index was recorded 707 in Delhi’s Temple route, 676 at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium and 681 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. It is being said that pollutants due to the smell are very low in the atmosphere. Along with banning construction activities in Delhi, a ban on the use of coal and biomass in the form of fuel will be followed from November 1 to 10. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has issued these instructions to the government agencies, which include accelerating patrols in the ‘hot spots’ as well as not tolerating polluting vehicles.
Delhi Air Pollution Latest News
- Delhi – Dangerous PM 2.5 -295 PM 10 – 232 (Near ITO metro station)
- Noida – Bad PM 2.5 – 264 PM 10 – 244
- Greater Noida- Bad PM 2.5 – 254 PM 10 – 236
- Ghaziabad-Bad PM2.5 – 270 PM10 – 245
- Faridabad- Bad PM 2.5 – 259
- Gurugam-Bad PM 2.5 – 213
Earlier, the Chairman of Environment Pollution Prevention Authority (EPCA) Mr. Bhure Lal said that we had announced to stop the construction work between November 1 and 10 and if the right steps would not be taken by the action committee people could have to face some more stricter steps. We can also ban private trains. Under the Central Air Pollution Control Board’s Clean Air Campaign, teams deployed at different locations of Delhi-NCR are cutting challans.
According to the WHO report, due to polluted air, about six lakh children around the world below 15 years of age have lost their lives in 2016. According to the Expert, the pollution of Delhi will harm your health as much as drinking 15-20 cigarettes a day.
Under the Clean Air campaign on Friday and Saturday a fine penalty of more than rupees 80 lakh have been imposed in the Delhi-NCR region. In October 2015, the Supreme Court had ordered green tax on vehicles coming to Delhi for damage to the environment. Under this, a tax of Rs. 700 has been imposed on light commercial vehicles and tax of Rs. 1300 has been imposed on the heavy vehicle.