Delhi faces public health emergency as AQI plunges to 'severe' category; flights diverted, school in NCR to remain shut [Photos]

Pollution levels in Delhi and neighbouring National Capital Region (NCR) region escalated on Sunday morning, with the air quality bordering the 'severe plus' category at several places

FP Staff November 03, 2019 21:31:59 IST
Pollution levels in Delhi and neighbouring National Capital Region (NCR) region escalated on Sunday morning, with the air quality bordering the 'severe plus' category at several places. The air quality index (AQI) of certain places docked as high as 625 at 10 am on Sunday morning despite light drizzles. AP
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Pollution levels in Delhi and neighbouring National Capital Region (NCR) region escalated on Sunday morning, with the air quality bordering the 'severe plus' category at several places. The air quality index (AQI) of certain places docked as high as 625 at 10 am on Sunday morning despite light drizzles. AP
In the NCR, Ghaziabad (483) and Greater Noida (470), Gurugram (457), breathed extremely polluted air. Noida topped the list of being the most polluted region with an AQI of 667 on Sunday. PTI
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In the NCR, Ghaziabad (483) and Greater Noida (470), Gurugram (457), breathed extremely polluted air. Noida topped the list of being the most polluted region with an AQI of 667 on Sunday. PTI
At least 37 flights were diverted at the Delhi airport as a thick blanket of smog engulfed several parts of the city . PTI
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At least 37 flights were diverted at the Delhi airport as a thick blanket of smog engulfed several parts of the city . PTI
On Friday, the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority declared a public health emergency, following which the Delhi government decided to shut all schools. Schools in Noida, Ghaziabad and Hapur will also remain shut on 4, 5 November. PTI
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On Friday, the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority declared a public health emergency, following which the Delhi government decided to shut all schools. Schools in Noida, Ghaziabad and Hapur will also remain shut on 4, 5 November. PTI
Members of Democratic Youth Federation of India (Delhi) and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan(Delhi) wearing masks display placards during a protest march demanding implementation of measures to reduce air pollution the capital. PTI
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Members of Democratic Youth Federation of India (Delhi) and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan(Delhi) wearing masks display placards during a protest march demanding implementation of measures to reduce air pollution the capital. PTI
The first match of the T20I series between India and Bangladesh took place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, despite the air pollution crisis. AP
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The first match of the T20I series between India and Bangladesh took place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, despite the air pollution crisis. AP