While the cold wave tightened its grip on the city, air quality was recorded in the ‘moderate’ range. Last week, the air quality touched ‘severe’ levels.
Experts are of the opinion that the scheme worked in decreasing the vehicular emissions in the city, which is a local contributor to the pollution.
In south and central Delhi, five areas checked randomly by The Morning Standard showed an AQI above 440.
The air quality has deteriorated even as the Delhi government is implementing the odd-even scheme and the Graded Response Action Plan.
SAFAR showed the PM 10 count as 261 under 'poor' and toxic PM 2.5 level was recorded to be 122 under 'very poor' category.