New Delhi: Despite the Delhi government banning firecrackers, people did not agree and burst firecrackers. As a result, the air quality of Delhi-NCR has reached a critical condition today. On Thursday, the sky of Delhi and its surrounding areas was covered with a plume of smoke. The air quality index of the city reached the ‘severe’ category. In such a situation, if you are also thinking of getting out of the house today, then just stop. Only leave the house when it is very important.
Delhi-NCR air becomes dangerous
The AQI has reached the dangerous category in many areas in Delhi. In which Akshardham is also included. Alam is that the Akshardham temple which was visible till yesterday is not visible today due to smog. Here AQI is 810 and PM 2.5. Yesterday the AQI in this area was between 300 and 400. At present the situation is very dangerous.
Apart from this, AQI 818 was recorded in Mandir Marg, 709 in Anand Vihar, 999 in Pusa. Please note that when AQI is measured, only 999 can be recorded in it, more than this is not an option in AQI.
Due to the rampant bursting of crackers, the AQI of 424 in the neighboring cities of Delhi, Faridabad, 442 in Ghaziabad, 423 in Gurugram and 431 in Noida was recorded after 9 pm on Thursday, which falls in the ‘severe’ category. People from Delhi and its adjoining areas complained of sore throat and watery eyes.
People did not desist from lighting firecrackers
Let us inform that despite a complete ban on firecrackers in Delhi till January 1, 2022, cases of bursting of firecrackers were reported in Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi, Burari in North Delhi, Paschim Vihar in West Delhi and Shahdara in East Delhi from 7 pm onwards. At the same time, high intensity firecrackers were burnt in Gurugram and Faridabad. The Haryana government had also banned the sale and use of firecrackers in 14 districts, including areas adjoining Delhi.