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Gurgaon shrouded in a toxic haze with a drop in visibility: 

Delhi air quality

Gurgaon: Due to farm fires in Haryana and Punjab, the air quality in Delhi continues to be deteriorating. Today, Delhi and nearby areas continued to remain under a thick blanket of haze.

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Due to persistently increasing air pollution and smog levels, the Delhi government has already banned the use of firecrackers this year. The Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 397 and it is very disappointing to say that it falls under a very poor category.

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Gurgaon shrouded in a toxic haze with a drop in visibility:

As the residents of Gurugram have reported, many people have started bursting firecrackers even before Diwali. As a result, they are having breathtaking issues. Another local said that people are burning garbage and firecrackers resulting in increased air pollution day by day. 

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PM 2.5 levels above 400 mark in National Capital:

PM 2.5 particulate is the most dangerous particle for the health of humans. And many areas in NCR have reported the PM2.5 levels above 400 mark. As per the reading, Bawana in outer Delhi recorded the air quality as 507, the worst of all. On the other hand, Wazirpur recorded 272 accounts to be the least polluted.

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research(SAFAR) reported the overall air quality in Delhi as 486. It says,” The share of stubble burning in Delhi”s PM2.5 pollution was estimated at 42 per cent for Thursday.“

According to SAFAR, the farm fire count in Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and other areas have increased to 4135 and it’s the highest in the season so far. 

It said that boundary layer wind direction is northwest which is favourable for transport if pollutants from farm fires. Due to seller temperature and lower wind speed, Gurugram is shrouded in a toxic haze. 

 

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