This morning, Delhi witnessed a return to “severe” air quality levels in various areas, reversing the recent improvement after Diwali fireworks nullified gains from rainfall. Residents woke up to dense smog, reducing visibility and intensifying respiratory challenges.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital, now back in the “severe” category, worsened due to a combination of firecracker emissions and ongoing pollution from stubble burning in northern India. Key areas reported high AQI levels: ITO at 430, Jahangirpuri at 428, RK Puram at 417, and Punjabi Bagh at 410.
This deterioration raises health concerns, particularly for those with respiratory conditions, emphasizing the need for effective measures to address air pollution.
Stay tuned for updates on the evolving air quality situation in Delhi.