Delhi’s air quality ‘severe’ for 2nd day; officials say stringent action if condition persists


Delhi’s air quality ‘severe’ for 2nd day; officials say stringent action if condition persists

Delhi’s air quality remained “severe” for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as high moisture content and low wind speed prevented pollutants from dispersing.

As a thick haze engulfed Delhi, authorities said they were weighing options like rationing of vehicles and a ban on construction activities in the National Capital Region to check the pollution level from sliding further.

The Central Pollution Control Board said Gurgaon’s enforcement authorities have given the poorest performance in NCR in addressing complaints related to violation of norms through November; its implementation score was only 4.7 per cent.

Noida performed the best among NCR towns with an implementation score of 36 per cent, CPCB said. Delhi had an implementation score of 31.77 per cent, while Faridabad and Ghaziabad had 28 and 26.72 per cent respectively. Read More

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