New Delhi, Nov 2: The Delhiites are surviving in the worst quality of air as on Wednesday morning it witnessed a severe level of air quality, marked with low visibility.
The severe levels were witnessed even three days after Diwali.
One of the reasons which contributed to touch this level is smoke released due to firecrackers and negligible wind speed to disperse the pollutants.
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The System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) informed that the air quality index in Delhi on Wednesday touched the 500 mark, which is considered severe.
However, Mumbai showed a “Good to moderate” an air quality index, well under 200.
“The wind speed is zero, so is vertical wind speed. And the bursting of cracker, apart from vehicle pollution and that from power plants added to it,” Vivek Chattopadhyay a member of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said.
SAFAR also warned that the next three days is forecast to be just as severe in Delhi.
In the view of severe pollution level, Delhi government is also calling for steps to control the pollution level in the city.
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