Dense smog chokes Delhi-NCR, air quality hazardous in several areas

A day after significantly improvement in the air quality, a thick layer of smog engulfed the national capital and NCR leading to severe increase in the pollution level.

ANI photo Share: Updated: Nov 05, 2018, 09:51 AM IST

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New Delhi: A day after significantly improvement in the air quality, a thick layer of smog engulfed the national capital and NCR leading to severe increase in the pollution level.

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at hazardous level of 908 at Anand Vihar, 864 in Shahdra and 832 in Delhi Instiute of Tool Engineering. AQI is well above 400 in at least 15 regions of the Delhi.

Authorities had warned of severe deterioration from Monday.

On Sunday, a total fine of Rs 83,55,000 was imposed on violators by the teams deployed to monitor implementation of measures to combat pollution in the Delhi NCR under the campaign.

Delhi authorities have stepped up efforts to combat pollution which includes measures like halting construction activities and regulating traffic.

There is a halt on all construction activities involving excavation. Civil construction has also been suspended in Delhi and other NCR districts, besides closure of all stone crushers and hot mix plants generating dust pollution.

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has also directed the Transport Department and the Traffic Police to intensify checking of polluting vehicles and control travel congestion in the region during November 1-10.

An aggressive 10-day-long ‘Clean Air Campaign‘ from November 1 to 10 has also been launched to monitor and report polluting activities as well as to ensure quick action.

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