Rail traffic was badly affected in Delhi as the national capital region woke up to yet another smog-covered morning on Thursday. Ten trains were cancelled, nine rescheduled and over 41 were delayed as Delhi remained engulfed in smog largely affecting visibility and railway movement.
According to ANI, Lodhi road area in the early morning hours of Thursday showed that the air quality of the area contained prominent pollutants PM 10 & PM 2.5 in ‘severe’ category. Particulate material in Punjabi Bagh was recorded at 799, Dwarka at 388, Shadipur at 362 and Anand Vihar at 515 in Air Quality Index. All these areas fall in the ‘hazardous’ category.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday sent a letter to chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana and urged them to work jointly to resolve the air pollution issue.
“We have to jointly work to resolve such issues in a spirit of mutual cooperation in larger public interest to improve the air quality. One of the main reasons of air pollution in the national capital is the stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana,” the letter read, ANIquoted. Read More…
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