Connect with us

Cities

Pollutant level at all-time high in Delhi during morning hours

Published

on

pollution in delhi
Pollution in delhi (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

New Delhi, Oct 12: The national capital on Thursday saw one of the worst surges in the pollutant concentration in air during morning hours, with PM2.5 crossing the 700 level in east Delhi’s Anand Vihar, while recorded as ‘severe’ and ‘very poor’ at several other places.

With stubble burning continuing in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, also revealed by the satellite images of NASA’s Fire Mapper, the north-westerly winds coming from those states are effecting Delhi’s air quality, even as the wind speed is comparatively low.

“Currently Delhi is receiving moderate winds coming from the direction of Punjab. The winds are not high now and are around 10 kmph. However, these winds will continue at least till October 16,” Mahesh Palawat, director private weather forecaster at Skymet, told IANS.

According to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data, the level of PM2.5 or the particles in air with diameter less than 2.5 mm, touched 772 after 5 a.m. at Anand Vihar area, while dropping to 350 in next hour, still way beyond the permissible range. The international permissible limit for PM2.5 is 25 micro grammes per cubic metre while for India, it is 60.

The PM2.5 level at Mandir Marg in central Delhi oscillated between 135 to 165 in the morning hours, 131 to 205 at Punjabi Bagh in west Delhi and 139 to 174 at R.K. Puram in south Delhi.

The average PM2.5 level in Delhi till 4.30 p.m. was 112, showed data recorded by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).

PM2.5 is one of the major and common pollutants with direct consequences on life expectancy. Any recorded value between 251-350 is considered “severe” for PM2.5, while value between 121 to 250 units is considered “very poor”.

The severe value of PM2.5 affects healthy people and seriously impacts those living with diseases.

According to SAFAR, Delhi, on Thursday till 4.30 p.m., four areas – Delhi University, Pitampura (both north Delhi), Lodhi Road (central Delhi) and Mathura Road (south Delhi) – had “very poor” air quality in terms of PM2.5.

In other places including Indira Gandhi International Airport, adjoining Gurugram (Haryana) and Noida (Uttar Pradesh), the air quality was placed under “poor” category.

IANS

Cities

Illegal liquor factory busted in Delhi

Published

on

New Delhi, Sep 25: The Delhi police crime branch on Tuesday busted an illegal liquor factory in Bindapur area of the national capital.

According to ANI report, the accused used to sell the liquor with fake Canteen Stores Department (CSD) label.

However, in connection with this one person has been arrested.

Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt to nab factory owner who is on run.

WeForNews

Continue Reading

Cities

Rainy Tuesday morning in Delhi

Published

on

Delhi Rain
Rains have been lashing Delhi since the past two days causing a slowdown in vehicular movement following waterlogging.

New Delhi, Sep 25: Following overnight rains, the sky remained overcast in the national capital on Tuesday, with the Met predicting off and on showers through the day.

Rains have been lashing Delhi since the past two days causing a slowdown in vehicular movement following waterlogging. The road leading to Chirag Dilli, Badarpur, Mehrauli, Mayur Vihar, Minto bridge, and ITO came to a near standstill with vehicles moving at a snail’s pace on Monday morning.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 22 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average. The city received 13.1 mm of light rainfall in the last 24 hours, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

“The sky will remain generally cloudy during the day with intermittent rains in parts of Delhi and NCR,” he said.

Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 98 percent. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 29 degrees Celsius.

On Monday, the maximum temperature settled at 27.8 degrees Celsius, six degrees below the average while the minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, at par with the season’s average.

Monsoon rains in the national capital were likely to abate from Saturday.

WeForNews

Continue Reading

Cities

Himachal Rains: Traffic to Manali restored partially

Published

on

Shimla, Sep 25: Traffic to picturesque Himachal tourist resort Manali was restored partially on Tuesday, a day after all major road links snapped due to landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said.

However, the administration has advised the motorists to travel towards Manali only in case of emergency.

“The traffic was partially restored through a narrow link road. Only small vehicles have been allowed.

“Chances of more landslides are high. The national highway between Kullu and Manali is still blocked at various places,” Subdivisional Magistrate Raman Gharsanghi told IANS over phone.

He said telecommunication services have been severely affected by the heavy rainfall and landslides in the past three days.

Gharsanghi said major landslides have occurred in Vashisht and Rangri, both located in Manali town. However, there was no loss of life.

Two people were killed in Pangi village in Kinnaur district late on Monday when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge.

IANS

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular