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Delhi:  Air quality in NCR continued to remain in severe category

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The air quality in Delhi continued to remain in the ‘severe’ category on Saturday with a hazardous layer of smog engulfing the entire National Capital Region. As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall Air Quality Index in Delhi was recorded 440 at 7 this morning.

Meanwhile, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena chaired an emergency meeting yesterday to review the dipping air quality in the city and terming the situation worrisome. The Interim measures were discussed in the meeting, including appeal to the general public to remain indoors as far as possible and use public transport to reduce emissions and dust pollution. He reiterated the need to put in place a long-term permanent plan of action to mitigate the air pollution crisis.

According to a forecast issued by the Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi, today the wind speed is likely to be around 6 to 8 kmph with shallow fog in the morning.

The other parts of the NCR also recorded AQI in the ‘severe’ category. The AQI level in Noida recorded 429, in Gurugram 425, while it was 457 in Faridabad.

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