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Air quality in city oscillates between ‘poor’, ‘very poor’

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Published : Dec 4, 2018, 2:18 am IST
Updated : Dec 4, 2018, 2:18 am IST

The building department of the SDMC has stated that the action will also be continued in the coming days.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

New Delhi: Air quality in Delhi oscillated between “poor” and “very poor” categories on Monday due to local pollutants as authorities predicted further rise in the pollution level.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded an overall AQI of 314, which falls in the very poor category.

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor and 401 and 500 is considered to be severe.

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation, meanwhile, has taken massive action during first three days of December against seven construction companies involved in generating air pollution and deteriorating pollution level in the city.  

A senior SDMC official said that each company has been fined with an amount of Rs 50,000 resulting in recovery of Rs 3.5 lakh.

“The companies are NBCC/Shapoorji Pllanji, ITPO, L&T Construction Transportation and Infrastructure, Bhairo Road, SJ Kumar for DMRC, Sarai Kale Khan, DMRC Okhla, Spencer ISP Network Okhla,” he added.

The building department of the SDMC has stated that the action will also be continued in the coming days.

The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) said the air quality in the national capital is very poor and at present there is insignificant intrusion (of pollutants) from outside of Delhi. “It is an ideal time to ascertain the impact of local emissions on the pollution level of Delhi,” it said.

Vehicular emissions contribute to 40 per cent of the air pollution in the national capital.

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