High moisture content in the air makes pollutants heavier, making dispersion difficult.
Delhi: The rains improved the air quality of the city to moderate category this morning with the air quality index (AQI) of 114.
Delhi was swept by a cold wave as the temperature dipped to 3.8 degrees Celsius. The weathermen have predicted cold wave conditions will persist in Delhi for the coming days.
Delhi’s air quality improved to ‘poor’ category on Wednesday as the air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 288, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed.
Delhi’s AQI (air quality index) after staying in the 'severe' category for six days, had improved to the 'poor' category on Monday, following rainfall.
Delhi’s AQI (air quality index) was recorded in the 'severe' category on Sunday evening at 459, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed. The Delhi’s AQI on Monday morning was at 373.
Delhi recorded a low of 3.2 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal. The national capital recorded the lowest temperature of the season so far.
Delhi air quality improvement has made CAQM (Commission for Air Quality Management) to lift restrictions on the construction and entry of heavy trucks in the national capital.
Delhi’s minimum temperature, as per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) was below the season’s average temperature.
Delhi Air Pollution: The Supreme Court has directed the Commission for Air Quality Management to find a permanent to the national capital’s pollution issue.
The AQI at Victoria Memorial monitoring station on December 6 last year was 254, and 175 in 2019 while it dipped down to 185 after rain induced by Cyclone Jawad washed over the city.
Earlier Monday, the air quality of Delhi was in the 'very poor' category. It improved as the day passed and the AQI bettered to the 'poor' category. The Air Quality Index at 9 AM on Tuesday was at 268 in Delhi.
A builders' body has moved the Supreme Court seeking to vacate its order by which it had re-imposed the ban on construction activities in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).
The air quality in the national capital improved marginally on Friday due to light rains in the city and adjoining areas.
The apex court, on Thursday, said nothing was happening on ground to control the deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR and directed the Centre and Delhi government to come out with suggestions to control the pollution within 24 hours.
The Commission for Air Quality Management (AQM) in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas has told the Supreme Court that the 'Enforcement Task Force' and 17 Flying Squads have been constituted to check defaulters of air pollution.
In a new set of directions to prevent further deterioration of air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), the Centre's air quality panel on Friday ordered shutting of educational institutions, allowing only online mode of education.
Nothing is happening on ground to control the deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court said on Thursday and directed the Centre and Delhi government to come out with suggestions to control the pollution within 24 hours, observing, "you cannot fire bullets from our shoulders".
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