Deteriorating Air Quality in NCR: CISF issues 15,000 masks to personnel

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New Delhi, Nov 7: As air quality is deteriorating, the CISF on Tuesday ordered over 15,000 masks for its personnel deployed at IGI Airport, Delhi Metro and other government departments in Delhi and NCR region, saying they would be provided prompt medical assistance in case of breathing trouble.

The decision was taken after Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Director General O.P. Singh ordered for distribution of masks to all men and women of the paramilitary force during duty.

“There is a proposal to distribute over 15,000 masks. A total of 8,000 masks are being distributed only in Delhi Metro, 5,000 at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport and around 2,500 at other government installations,” CISF Spokesperson Hemendra Singh told IANS.

Last year also in November the CISF — which  guards IGI Airport, Delhi Metro and several government departments and ministries in the National Capital Region (NCR) — had undertaken a similar measure due to poor air quality.

“At least 2,000 masks have been distributed to CISF personnel deployed at Delhi Metro and remaining 6,000 masks will be provided by evening. Similarly, CISF personnel at IGI airports, government building and other units are also being provided masks and they will wear it till air quality improve,” Singh stated.

The NCR on Tuesday witnessed its worst ‘air quality’ and ‘smog situation’ of the year — which was even worse than a day after Diwali, as a yellow blanket of smog covered the sky. The pollution level has reached to its dangerous levels, with 18 out of 21 active pollution monitoring stations recording ‘severe’ air quality.

Wefornews Bureau 

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