New Delhi: A new survey has released data that 40 percent of Delhi-NCR residents want to move to other cities because of poor air quality while another 16 percent want to travel during the period. The survey taken for 17,000 respondents from Delhi and NCR region has found that 13 percent residents believe that they have no option but to cope with the rising pollution levels.
The air quality in Delhi has remained under severe category despite some parts of the city receiving rain this morning. As per data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was 486 t 11 am today morning.
The Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority had declared a public health emergency on Friday. Following this, the Delhi government decided to shut all schools in the Delhi-NCR region till November 5. The EPCA has also banned construction activities in Delhi-NCR till November 5.