In Delhi and National Capital Territory (NCR), the layer of the dust continued on Thursday morning. Air Quality levels in many areas of the capital reached a very bad or dangerous level. Even in lush green areas like Lodhi Road and Rajpath, air quality was recorded poorly on Thursday morning. Lodhi Road and Rajpath PM 10(particles with diameter less than 10mm) air quality reached at level 262. The situation is also critical on RK Puram, Temple Road, Dwarka, Punjabi Bagh, and ITO. The level of air pollution reached the ‘dangerous’ category. Where in RK Puram the PM10 level was recorded 999, while in Mandir Marg it was 770, and 347 was recorded in Dwarka. According to the CPCB data, the PM-10 in Delhi-NCR area is higher than ‘very serious condition’ at 778 and in Delhi, it has recorded 824.
The Union Environment Ministry says that the situation is likely to remain in Delhi for the next three days. Along with this, the Ministry has said that the rise in the level of air pollution in Delhi is unheard of, saying that its main reason is Rajasthan’s dust storm. According to weather experts, this year, due to the high temperature in Rajasthan, the effect of the dust storm due to the strong winds is seen as condensing in the atmosphere of dust in the Delhi-NCR region. The Central Pollution Control Board has ordered the State agencies to dissolve water from the local bodies and construction-related agencies continuously to prevent dust from flying.
In addition, the Chief Secretary of Delhi has ordered to all concerned agencies to issue necessary guidelines in this direction. Meanwhile, the Pollution Control Board has been meeting with the concerned departments to deal with the situation and asked to take anti-pollution measures to deal with the situation. At the same time, people have also been advised to avoid getting out of the open for too long.