Delhiites woke up to a blanket of smog today morning which clearly indicated a spike in the pollution levels post Diwali. As anticipated, the air quality in Delhi and NCR is on a rise after the festival of Diwali. Skymet Weather has already predicted about the more-worsening pollution levels post the festival.
At around 11 PM, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee's (DPCC) RK Puram checking station noted PM2.5 and PM10 at 878 and 1,179 micrograms for every cubic meter respectively. The normal 24-hour moving normal of PM 2.5 and PM 10 as against the reasonable of PM 2.5 60µg/m³ while PM10 100 µg/m³ were 154 and 256 micrograms for every cubic meter individually, as indicated by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
The circumstance was comparative, if not more awful, in the neighboring districts of Delhi, for example, Gurgaon, Noida, and Ghaziabad. An 'extremely poor' air quality record (AQI) implies that individuals may experience the ill effects of respiratory sicknesses on a drawn-out introduction to such air.