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Nov 13, 2023

smog (7)

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Smog engulfs Delhi

A thick layer of smog engulfed the national capital after people burst crackers on Diwali night, leading to heavy pollution all across the city.

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AQI deteriorates

The AQI in the capital deteriorated as the day progressed.

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Thick haze

Visuals from various parts of Delhi showed thick haze covering the roads, significantly reducing visibility and making it difficult to see beyond a few hundred metres.

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Firecracker ban

Recently, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi imposed a complete ban on firecrackers in the city, which has been reeling under the effects of air pollution.

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Rules flouted

Delhi recorded a jump in pollution levels and a smoky haze returned on Monday morning after residents flouted the ban on firecrackers on Diwali night.

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Severe AQI

The AQI stood at 275 at 7 am and gradually rose to 322 by 12 noon. Pollution levels neared the "severe" category in some areas.

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PM2.5 levels rise

The concentration of PM2.5, fine particulate matter that can penetrate deep into the respiratory system and trigger respiratory problems, exceeded the safe limit by six to seven times in these areas.

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