Pollution in Delhi Live Update: Air Quality Index of Delhi and NCR at 1 PM

Pollution in Delhi Live Update: Air Quality Index of Delhi and NCR at 1 PM

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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.

Read more: Delhi Pollution: Air Quality Gets Slight Improvement, Rains To Bring Further Relief

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.



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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.

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:


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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. 

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Updated on November 13 at 08:00 AM: Delhi continues to whirl under thick smog

The National Capital continues to reel under a thick layer of smog on Monday as well. A broad layer of haze and smog has reduced the visibility while Delhi's  air quality still remained on the hazardous side. Morning walkers have complained of headaches and eye-itching. 

Updated on November 12 at 02:00 PM: Pollution Levels at 2:00 PM


Updated on November 12 at 01:30 PM: NGT directs Delhi Government to seize decade old diesel cars

The National Green Tribunal has asked the Delhi Government to seize 15-year-old petrol cars as well as 10-year-old diesel cars as an effort to keep a check on the pollution levels in Delhi-NCR.

Updated on November 12 at 01:15 PM: United Airlines suspends Newark-Delhi flight due to severe air quality

Due to severe air quality in Delhi, United Airlines, one of the major airline carriers in the United States has temporarily suspended operations for Delhi. The spokesperson mentioned that the region does remain under a public health emergency, which is why services will remain suspended.

Updated on November 12 at 1:00 PM: Smog causes train delays in Delhi-NCR

Updated on November 11 at 04:30 PM: NGT calls off the odd-even scheme

The National Green Tribunal has called off the odd-even rotational scheme temporarily.

Updated on November 11 at 3:30 PM: Delhi Government already in talks for aerial water sprinkling

In revert to the question raised by NGT regarding aerially sprinkling water over Delhi, the AAP government's environment Minister, Imran Hussain has justified that it was already in talks with the state-owned helicopter service, Pawan Hans for aerially sprinkling water.

Updated on November 11 at 2:30 PM: Arvind Kejriwal calls for an emergency meeting

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has called for an emergency meeting at his residence at around 3 pm today. This meeting is reportedly scheduled to take a final call on the implementation of the odd-even rotational scheme.

Updated on November 11 at 2:00 PM: No exemption to Women drivers and VVIP's

As per the latest verdict by the NGT, the rule should be the same for everyone. The odd-even rotational scheme is applied to all even to the women drivers and VVIP.

Updated on November 11 at 1:30 PM:  Odd-even to automatically roll on if PM 10 and PM 2.5 raises

The National Green Tribunal has given its go-ahead to the odd-even rotational scheme. If the PM 10 and PM 2.5 levels go beyond 500 and 300 µg/m3 respectively, the odd-even scheme will automatically get implemented.

Updated on November 11 at 1 PM: Air Quality Index in parts of Delhi and NCR at 1 pm

Find the air quality recorded in parts of the national capital at around 1 pm. In contrast with the air quality of the last 3-4 days, the quality of air in Delhi has seen an improvement. Further, the pollution levels are expected to now start reducing.


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Updated on November 11 at 9 AM: Finally some water sprinkling in parts of Delhi

In order to combat Delhi's rising pollution levels, the Delhi Government finally plans to use fire trucks to sprinkle water over parts of the national capital.

Updated on November 10 at 5:30 PM: Political blame-game fuels up over Delhi Pollution 

Delhi pollution has been bearing the brunt of criticism. After NGT that has thrashed Delhi Government for not being able to take control over the speedily rising pollution levels, now the former Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dixit has also slammed the Kejriwal Government saying that the odd-even rule is not a solution for curtailing the pollution levels.

Updated on November 10 at 5:00 PM: Live Air Quality Index in different parts of Delhi

Check the air quality index recorded at different parts of the city at 5 pm Pollution600-10-11-2017-05PM

Updated on November 10 at 4:30 PM: NGT questions the reason to exempt two-wheelers and women from odd-even rule

Despite the fact that two-wheelers are also responsible for causing approx 46% of pollution, why are two-wheelers given the relief from the odd-even rule likely to be implemented on November 13, questions NGT. The tribunal also raises questions about exempting women drivers from this rule.

Updated on November 10 at 4:00 PM: NGT and Delhi Government meet scheduled for tomorrow at 11 am

The 'severe-plus' range of Delhi's air quality has alarmed NGT that has been thrashing the state government for not being able to take control of the spiking pollution levels beforehand. The National Green Tribunal has asked Delhi Government to present reports on the policies that Kejriwal Government has taken to battle Delhi pollution. Following which, NGT will give its judgment over the implementation of the odd-even scheme.

Updated on November 10 at 3:30 PM: NGT asks Delhi Government to impose fine on constructional violations

The National Green Tribunal seems to be playing harsh with the Delhi Government. Apart from halting the odd-even until the tribunal is satisfied with its previous results, NGT has now asked Delhi Government to impose a monetary fine of INR 1 lakh on builders found breaching the directions. The tribunal has even asked the government to keep a strong eye on the construction activity.

Updated on November 10 at 3:00 PM: NGT says odd-even not be implemented until we are satisfied

"As of today, we are convinced that it's not a proper solution. It will be counterproductive." These are the words by the National Green Tribunal which says that the odd-even scheme cannot be implemented in Delhi until and unless the tribunal is satisfied.

Updated on November 10 at 2:30 PM: Free DTC services to commuters

In order to enhance hassle-free traveling during the odd-even scheme, and to encourage public transport, Delhi Government has allowed free travel for commuters in all DTC and cluster buses.

Updated on November 10 at 1:20 PM: Air quality index of Delhi at 1 pm

Check out the Air Quality Index at various locations of Delhi NCR at 1 pm. The air quality continues to worsen as it is still lingering at severe levels.


Updated at 12 PM: Rise in Delhi pollution lead to increased travel bookings

While the Delhi pollution levels are scaling up constantly, Delhiites are planning to flee the city in search of cleaner and purer air. While the weekend is also just around the corner, a hike in travel bookings is seen. ALong with the outdoor destination that offers visa on arrival, Shimla, Manali and other hills spots are the top priorities.

Updated at 11:30 AM: NGT to scrutinize Delhi's odd-even scheme at 2 pm today

The National Green Tribunal will examine the re-introduction of the odd-even rotational scheme at 2 pm today. The tribunal has also asked Delhi Government to present the details of atmospheric air quality during the earlier odd-even scheme.

Updated at 09:30 AM: Delhi hospitals seek spike in patients with breathing issues

The number of patients with respiratory ailments has seen a rise in most of the Delhi hospitals ever since Diwali. In fact, Sir Gangaram Hospital has seen a 100% spike in patients with breathing issues due to air pollution.

Updated at 09:00 AM: Extra trips by Delhi metro during odd-even week

DMRC has announced that in order to reduce the issues faced by the people of Delhi and NCR during the odd-even rotational scheme, the Delhi Metro will run extra trips. It ran around 3248 trips during the second phase of the odd-even scheme but this time, it will run 3335 trips.

Updated at 04:00 PM: Punjab CM writes to PM Narendra Modi for compensation for stubble burning 

In the recent war of words, Punjab Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for compensation to farmers for crop storage management. He even requested Honorable Prime Minister to convene a meeting with his neighboring states Chief Ministers to stand on a solution for the issue.

Updated at 03:00 PM: Fire services come into action; spray water on trees 

Fire services in Delhi's Central Secretariat region sprinkled water on trees that would aid in lowering the rising pollution levels across the city.

Updated at 02:00 PM: Smog in Delhi brings back the odd-even rule again 

On account of the alarming pollution levels and to battle the deteriorating air quality, the odd-even rotational scheme has once again made a comeback. The Delhi Government has decided to implement the third -phase of the rotational formula from November 13-17 with an aim to curtail the pollution levels.

Updated at 01:30 PM: NHRC wraps Centre, State Govt for Delhi Smog

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notices to Centre and state government stating that the life-threatening situation was already alarming in Delhi NCR. The commission issued the notice to both Punjab's and Haryana's Centre and State government to chalk out measures to tackle the worsening air pollution.

Updated at 12:55 PM: Ban old vehicles and construction activities, says NGT

NGT has asked to ban the old diesel (more than 10 years old) and petrol (more than 15 years old) vehicles from entering the city. The tribunal has also asked to prohibit construction and industrial activities in Delhi NCR until November 14. Further, trucks carrying constructional materials also to be banned from entering the city. Moreover, the Delhi High Court has asked Kejriwal Government to wash roads with water to avoid dust generation in the city.

Updated at 12:30 PM: Odd-even may make a comeback soon

Kejriwal Government announces that it will take a decision on the odd-even rotational scheme to be implemented in the national capital by today or tomorrow.

Updated at 12 PM: NGT bashes Kejriwal Government: "You've made a mess of Delhi" 

The National Green Tribunal slams Delhi Government for not being able to deal with Delhi's smog situation beforehand. NGT says, " You have done what you had to, now we will decide what you have to do. Why didn’t you issue any direction for shutting down polluting industries and construction? Go to the hospital see the number of patients that are being admitted," NGT further asks the Delhi Government to detail out the steps taken to curtail air pollution. NGT asked, why rain isn't artificially being triggered using helicopters.

Updated at 11:30 AM: Avoid stubble burning appealed Haryana Chief Minister 

Following the letter trail by Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal, Haryana's Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar appeals the farmers to avoid stubble burning as far as possible.

Updated at 11 AM: Air Quality continues to remain severe

As on 11 pm, the deteriorating air quality in Delhi NCR continues to reel under the 'severe' category. Please find the recent Air Quality Indexes in a few parts of Delhi NCR.


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Updated at 10 AM: "Punjab lacks money to stop Stubble burning", says Capt. Amarinder Singh 

In revert to the letters sent by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday regarding concerns of stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, Punjab’s Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder Singh has put the ball in Central Government's court by saying the state does not have enough funds to stop stubble burning and that they should look into the matter.

Updated at 9:00 AM: Bollywood Celebs speak on Delhi Smog 

Smog in Delhi has not only affected the Delhiites but some of the famous Bollywood celebrities also pooled their views on Twitter

Updated at 8:00 AM: Delay in train arrivals Thick smog in Delhi and NCR has impacted rail and road services badly. Reportedly, the arrival of 41 trains in Delhi has been delayed.  Approx 10 trains have been canceled while 9 others have been rescheduled.

Updated at 6:00 PM: Exclusive NASA images revealing massive crop burning across Punjab and Haryana

Stubble burning is one of the reasons for this dense blanket of smog over the National Capital Region. Click here to see exclusive NASA images revealing massive crop burning being practiced in Punjab and Haryana.

Read more: In Pics: NASA Reveals Crop Burning Images Leading To Smog In Delhi NCR

Updated at 5:00 PM: Mask distribution by Delhi MLA, Manjinder Sirsa

In view of the thick and dense smog layer that has enveloped almost the entire Delhi NCR, Delhi's MLA, Manjinder Sirsa distributed anti-pollution masks near Central Park, Connaught place to battle the toxic air.

Updated at 03:00 PM: Return of Odd-Even rule in Delhi In order to curb the rising pollution levels in Delhi, the odd-even rule might make a comeback, states Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot.

Updated at 02:00 PM: Smog Capital Delhi welcomes the Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker Bowles arrived in smog hit Delhi today. The situation has already worsened for the National Capital Region as the air quality in Delhi seems to deteriorate further.

Updated at 01:30 PM: Schools to remain closed until Sunday, says Manish Sisodia

On account of deteriorating air quality in Delhi and NCR and the rising pollution levels, the Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi, Manish Sisodia has ordered all the primary schools to remain closed until Sunday.

Check out the current Air Pollution status in Delhi

Updated at 12:30 PM: Dense Smog in Delhi NCR leads to car pile up at Yamuna Expressway

The dense smog layer across Delhi and NCR has led to a deadly 18-vehicle pile up at Yamuna Expressway near Mathura. The collision occurred at around 7 in the morning when due to low visibility, close to 18 vehicles slammed into each other, reportedly killing three and injuring seven. 

Updated at 11:30 AM: Alarming Air Quality Index across Delhi and NCR

While the air quality in Delhi and NCR has continued to remain alarming. We share with you the PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels across Delhi and its adjoining areas at around 11:30 am. Indira Gandhi International Airport: PM 10: 664 µg/m3, PM 2.5 : 598 µg/m3 Lodhi Road: PM 10: 732 µg/m3, PM 2.5: 721 µg/m3 Pitampura: PM 10: 736 µg/m3, PM 2.5: 649 µg/m3 Pusa Road: PM 10: 620 µg/m3, PM 2.5: 594 µg/m3 Delhi University: PM 10: 756 µg/m3, PM 2.5: 670µg/m3 Noida: PM 10: 610 µg/m3, PM 2.5: 583 µg/m3 Gurugram: PM 10: 690 µg/m3, PM 2.5: 613 µg/m3

Data sourced from SAFAR

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Updated at 11 AM: Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal calls for a meeting with Punjab and Haryana CM

Delhi's Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has called for a meeting with Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers to discuss the course of actions to be taken for curbing Delhi's alarming pollution levels.

Updated at 10:30 AM: Delhi Air Quality dropped to 'severe'

The ideal AQI (Air Quality Index) of Delhi has pulled down to severe which is alarming for the state government. Despite bans on crackers ahead Diwali, the air quality has been deteriorating. As per SAFAR ( System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research), the permissible range of PM 2.5 and PM 10 is 0-60 µg/m3 and 0-100 µg/m3 respectively. However, as per the latest report, the PM 2.5 for Delhi stands at 475 µg/m3 while PM 10 is 747 µg/m3 which is counted as severe.

Updated at 10 AM: Stubble burning responsible for Delhi's Smog Delhi's air quality has been worsening and apart from the regular vehicular emissions and constructional waste, stubble burning being practiced in the neighboring Punjab and Haryana are also responsible for the smoggy weather in Delhi and NCR.

Watch the exclusive pictures of stubble burning here Updated at 9 AM: Twitterati shares their views on Delhi Smog

While Delhi air is choking and Delhiites are constantly inhaling the toxic air, twitterati also emerged on the social media platform to share their views on Smog in Delhi.


Read also: Smog In Delhi: Twitterati’s React As National Capital Chokes

Updated at 8:30 AM: Schools shut for the day IMA has declared a health emergency in National Capital Region. In view of dense smog that has covered almost the entire Delhi and NCR, primary schools will remain shut for the day. Morning assemblies and other outdoor activities for children have also been asked to be put to a halt until the air quality increases.

Read the full story here: Smog In Delhi: Air Quality Hazardous On Day 2, Schools Closed Today

Updated at 8 AM: Delhiites waking up to smoggy mornings

Delhiites have been constantly waking up to smoggy mornings from the past 3-4 days. Starting Tuesday, the blanket of smog has become thicker and Wednesday morning also commenced with the smoggy weather. The Air Quality in Delhi and NCR is hazardous to health which is why IMA ( Indian Medical Association) has asked to halt the Delhi Marathon that was to take place on November 19.

Updated at 7:30 AM: Remembering the 'Great Smog Of Delhi'

Delhi and NCR witnessed similar smoggy weather last year in 2016 when a dense layer of smog blanketed the entire city and its adjoining Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad. The period from November 1 to November 9 which saw thick envelop of smog was marked as 'the great smog of Delhi' in the history of the National Capital Region. The present situation is bringing back the memories of 'the great smog of Delhi'.

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