Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) at 7.05 am on Friday stood at 401 (severe).
The increase in AQI levels comes after the Centre on Saturday removed stringent curbs, including a ban on construction work related to linear projects and the entry of polluting trucks in Delhi.
Earlier in the month, the Delhi government has closed all schools and the winters vacations were preponned from December to November.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 10.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal, while the relative humidity was recorded at 76 per cent at 8:30 am.
As per the said report especially asthmatic patient, elderly persons, pregnant women are facing complication and health risk.
He also recalled that the progress made just before Diwali due to rain and favourable meteorological conditions was compromised by people bursting firecrackers.
The Directorate of Education had earlier this month declared a winter break from November 9-18 due to the poor air quality.
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Dr Brajpuriya said that he saw 4 patients in the last two days suffering from issues such as ear drum perforation and tinnitus attributable to damage to the ears.
The city's air quality index stood at 437 at 7 am, worsening from 419 at 4 pm on Thursday.
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Unfortunately, it has become a regular affair that the pollution levels around Diwali go up and in the subsequent days, admissions in wards and influx in OPD rises.
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V K Saxena said Delhi can do little to stop crop-residue smoke from other states and added that "blaming others should not be an alibi for gross inaction over the years".
Average air quality index was recorded at 401, bad air to persist in coming days, says Central Pollution Control Board
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The national capital's Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 392 at 8 am. The 24-hour average AQI, recorded at 4 pm every day, was 397 on Tuesday. It was 358 on Monday and 218 on Sunday.
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