By – Ali Akmal
After the relief of few days, capital become the victim of ‘Very Poor’ air quality once again from Monday. Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) National Air Quality Index had Delhi-NCR in the “very poor” zone with the score between 279 – 324. The Air Quality Index was calculated on the 24 hour average concentration of a number of pollutants.
Delhi Govt urges residents of delhi-ncr to stay indoor as much as possible and also avoid morning and evening walk. CPCB air laboratory chief Dipankar Saha said “This rise in pollution on Monday is because of slow wind speed and local emission. From Friday to Sunday, apart from the rain in Delhi and its surrounding areas, north and south winds were helping the air quality,”
According to sources close to weather department, city’s air quality will remain in the “very poor” category and it might get worse in the next couple of days. However, it will be not in “serve” category again.