New Delhi: The air quality has dropped to “severe” on Monday, a day after the Diwali celebrations. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality on Delhi stands at 463 at 9 am. The AQI was 480 at Pusa, 436 at Lodhi Road, 735 at Delhi University, 397 at IID Delhi and 460 at Delhi airport.
SAFAR had predicted that AQI will dip and enter “severe” category on Monday. In a statement, it said that wind speed direction and speed may help disperse the pollutants by the next day. Authorities has sounded a “high alert” on Saturday and put a ban on overnight construction work. Coal based industries were also shut till Wednesday.
This year there were restrictions put on fireworks and only “green crackers” with only 30% emission.