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Delhi air pollution crisis: 10 vital facts to know

​AQI Crisis​

On November 3, Delhi's air quality plunged to the "severe plus" category, with AQI hitting around 480 at monitoring stations.

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​Health Effects​

Residents experienced eye irritation and itchy throats as the air turned gray. Demand for air purifier filters surged.

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​Emergency Measures​

"Severe plus" triggers emergency measures, including a ban on trucks, four-wheelers, and construction, mandated in the NCR.

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​Final Stage​

This stage is the final step in India's pollution control plan, activated three days prior to AQI surpassing 450.

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​School Closures​

To protect young children from hazardous pollution, Delhi government closed primary schools for two days.

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​Sudden Surge​

In just a day, AQI in Delhi surged from 351 to 471 due to unfavorable weather and increased stubble burning in neighboring states.

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​Daily AQI Trends​

The 24-hour average AQI, measured daily at 4 pm, stood at 392 (Thursday), 364 (Wednesday), 359 (Tuesday), 347 (Monday), 325 (Sunday), 304 (Saturday), and 261 (Friday).

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​Regional Impact​

Air pollution isn't limited to Delhi; nearby cities in Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh also face hazardous air quality.

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​Global Recognition​

New Delhi claimed the top spot on a real-time list of the world's most polluted cities, with an AQI of 611, labeled as "hazardous" by IQAir.

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​Cricket Concerns​

The worsening air quality in India, including Mumbai, is overshadowing the cricket World Cup this year.

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