Delhi witnesses thick smog, situation set to worsen

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New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): Delhi is set to face worsening air pollution as the festival of Diwali approaches. Already crossing ‘severe’ air quality, several factors continue to add to the situation. Thick smog engulfed Delhi on Sunday morning causing inconvenience to joggers and commuters. Delhi’s Mandir Marg recorded a 707 on the Air Quality Index, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium at 676 and Jawaharlal Nehru stadium at 681 under ‘Hazardous’ category. The Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority had issued a notification predicting that air quality between November 1 and 10 will rise to ‘severe’ category. Experts believe this change has occurred because of the western disturbance that hit the Himalayan region in October, resulting in a dip in temperature and rise in the percentage of moisture in the air. The residents of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) have been advised to avoid all outdoor activities, keep medicines handy in case of respiratory diseases and curb the use of private cars and two-wheelers.

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