Updated on November 15 at 01:30 PM: Air Quality Index of Delhi and NCR at 1 PM
Take a look at the air quality index of Delhi and NCR as recorded at 1 pm. The situation seems to be improving in some parts however the air quality is still at the 'poor' levels in most parts. While the air quality at Mandir Marg is under the 'very poor' level.
Updated on November 15 at 08:30 AM: Delhi Government wants to implement odd-even rule in neighboring states
After being slammed by NGT on an exemption to Women drivers and two-wheelers from the odd-even rationing scheme, the Delhi Government is now trying to find new ways to fix the menace. The state government now wants the odd-even scheme to be implemented in other neighboring states as well. The cities that fall under the National Capital Region such as Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram are to be considered for implementing the scheme.
Updated on November 14 at 03:00 PM: Situation will improve soon, claims Skymet Weather
As per the weathermen at Skymet Weather, a Western Disturbance which is at present over North Afghanistan and adjoining Pakistan will bring in rains for Delhi's adjoining Haryana and Punjab today and will continue until tomorrow. Delhi is also likely to get some light rains from November 15. These rains will be helpful in curtailing down the pollution levels.
Updated on November 14 at 02:30 PM: Campaign to encourage farmers against stubble burning
After enough of political blame game between the ruling and opposition parties, the BJP Kisan Morcha president, Virendra Singh says that their party is running a campaign that will encourage the farmers not to burn paddy stubble burning that was one of the major cause of Delhi smog and pollution.
Updated on November 14 at 02:00 PM: “Don’t gift infected lungs to children" said NGT
The Green Tribunal remained harsh on Delhi Government by saying "Don’t gift infected lungs to children". The NGT slams the government for not being able to apply measures after the PM levels reached and persisted at the 'hazardous' levels for 48 hours.
Updated on November 14 at 01:40 PM: NGT slams Delhi Government again
The National Green Tribunal has once again slammed the Kejriwal Government over the rising pollution levels across the city. NGT raised questions on the reason for exempting two-wheelers from odd-even rule despite knowing they too cause pollution. Advises running ladies only buses to solve transportation issue during odd-even.
Further, the Green Tribunal asks the Delhi Government to present the review petition with logical explanations after the Kejriwal Government withdrew their petition for modifications.
Updated on November 14 at 01:15 PM: Air Quality of Delhi and NCR at 1 pm
Check out the Air Quality of Delhi recorded at 1 pm. The Air Quality Index shows a significant improvement in the air quality of Delhi and as predicted by Skymet Weather, the quality of air is likely to improve further.
Sourced from AQICN
Updated on November 14 at 09:30 AM: Kejriwal to meet Haryana CM tomorrow
Delhi's Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has said that he would be traveling to Chandigarh to meet his counterpart in Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday. He has asked Punjab's Chief Minister, Capt. Amrinder Singh to meet as well.
.@capt_amarinder Sir, I am coming to Chandigarh on Wed to meet Haryana CM. Would be grateful if u cud spare sometime to meet me. It is in collective interest
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 14, 2017
Updated on November 14 at 09:00 AM: Delhi smog continues to affect the railway network
Despite a slight improvement in Delhi's air quality, the railway network has still remained affected. Approx. 73 trains faced delay, 10 inbound trains were canceled and 34 trains were rescheduled.
Updated on November 14 at 08:30 AM: Cleanest Air in Dilshad Garden
Most parts of Delhi and NCR are reeling under the severe air quality zone while Dilshad Garden has recorded the cleanest air with the AQI of 312.
Updated on November 14 at 08:00 AM: EPCA suggests to ban on diesel vehicles
The Supreme Court-appointed panel, EPCA (Environment and Pollution Control Authority) has recommended ban on the plying of diesel vehicles and ramming down the thermal power plants if the pollution levels break the 'emergency' levels.
Updated on November 13 at 03:00 PM: Parents show anger on school reopening despite pollution in Delhi
Parents showed their anger on the resuming of the schools in Delhi despite the fact that the air quality in Delhi continues to remain at the hazardous level. Parents claim that the Delhi Government is playing with their children's health.
Updated on November 13 at 02:00 PM: NGT slammed Delhi Government for not presenting review petition
The National Green Tribunal has thrashed out at the Kejriwal Government for not presenting the review petition on the odd-even ruling scheme, however, has said so. NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has reportedly lashed out by saying that the against claimed by the Delhi Government, it has still to file a review petition in the Green Tribunal. The tribunal has asked the Government to justify if this was just for media?
Updated on November 13 at 01:15 PM: Check out the Air Quality of Delhi and NCR at 1 pm:
Sourced from AQICN
Updated on November 13 at 12:30 PM: Air quality sees a marginal improvement; rains will improve the situation more
As per the Chief Meteorologist, Skymet Weather, the reason for this slight improvement in Delhi's air quality can be attributed to two factors. One, the change in the wind pattern and secondly its speed. At present, the winds are blowing from the southeast with a marginal increase in the speed. Thus, the smog conditions have seen a slight improvement. However, no significant relief from the smoggy weather can be attributed until November 15 when light rains are expected which will further ease down the condition.
Updated on November 13 at 12 PM: Air quality in Delhi witness marginal improvement
The air quality in Delhi has recorded a slight improvement as of now. In comparison with yesterday's air quality during the similar time, the quality of air today has improved.
Updated on November 13 at 10:30 AM: Kejriwal Government to present review petition on odd-even scheme
After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has questioned the exemption of women drivers and two-wheelers from the odd-even rule, the Kejriwal Government has dropped its plan to implement the rotational scheme in the National Capital. The Delhi Government on Monday has to present a review petition to the NGT regarding the same.
Updated on November 13 at 10:00 AM: Pollution in Delhi continues to affect rail traffic
Reportedly, close to 69 trains were delayed, 22 were rescheduled while 8 stood canceled due to persistent thick haze and smog layer.
Updated on November 13 at 09:30 AM: Delhi ranks in top 10 most polluted cities across globe
Verisk Maplecroft, a risk consultancy firm claims out of a list of 198 countries, Delhi ranked among the top 10 most polluted cities. While it tops the most polluted cities nationally.
Updated on November 13 at 09:00 AM: Newark-Delhi flight service resumes
The flight service of United Airlines from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi that was suspended due to Delhi's poor air quality has resumed.
Updated on November 13 at 08:30 AM: Delhi's air quality still severe; school reopens
Though the quality of air in Delhi continues to remain hazardous, the primary schools that were shut on account of pollution and smog in Delhi have now resumed.