The air of New Delhi-NCR reached the severe category
Central government implemented stage-3 of GRAP
Government said – there will be no construction
New Delhi. Activities related to construction work have been banned in Delhi-NCR. Here Stage-3 of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) has been implemented. The air in the city has worsened continuously. The AQI of the air has reached the severe category. However, special projects like Central Vista are kept out of this restriction. According to the information, brick-kiln, hot mix plant, stone crusher site, mining work will be closed in NCR. People doing work from home have been advised to do the same work.
The CAQM has attributed the deteriorating air quality to the slow wind speed and the ever-increasing incidents of stubble burning. The CAQM estimates that till October 30, the air quality (AQI) of Delhi and adjoining areas will remain in the very poor and severe category. It has also been estimated that after October 31, the air quality will be worse, which will remain in the severe to very poor category till November 7.
The government implemented the restrictions immediately
Significantly, amid rising pollution levels in Delhi, the Central Government’s Air Quality Committee on Saturday directed government officials of the National Capital Region (NCR) to immediately implement the restrictions under Phase III of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). do it. In these restrictions, activities related to construction and demolition will be banned. But other essential projects including national security, defence, railways and metro will be exempted from this.
Vehicles may also be banned
The Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) said that the authorities may ban four wheeler vehicles with BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel in the NCR in view of the deteriorating air quality. The 24-hour average air quality index in Delhi stood at 397 at 4 pm, which is the worst level since January. Earlier, the Air Quality Index of Delhi was 312 on Monday, 302 on Tuesday, 271 on Wednesday and 354 on Thursday.
Air pollution occurs in these categories
The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi-NCR is divided into four categories. AQI between zero and 50 is ‘good’, 51 to 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 to 200 ‘moderate’, 201 to 300 ‘poor’, 301 to 400 ‘very poor’ and 401 to 500 The AQI between the two is considered ‘severe’.
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Tags: air quality, AQI, National News
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 29, 2022, 18:02 IST