Pollution level in Delhi remains 'severe'

ANI | Updated: Nov 11, 2017 09:23 IST

Pollution level in Delhi remains 'severe' .

New Delhi [India], November 11 (ANI): Dense smog continues to cover Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) below 500 across the city .

The highest level of pollution was recorded at Anand Vihar 430 AQI, followed by Dwarka at 327, Mandir Marg at 326 and Siri Fort at 316 .

Though the situation today is better than past few days, the quality of air remains to be in the 'severe' category .

Meanwhile, 64 trains are running late, 14 rescheduled and two have been cancelled in view of the thick smog hung over the city .

In the wake of the soaring pollution level in the city, the Health Ministry on Wednesday issued a pollution advisory, asking citizens to drink plenty of water and avoid areas with smoke or heavy dust .

The car rationing system will be implemented in the national capital from November 13 to 17 .

The decision has been taken in view of the prevailing air pollution in Delhi and parts of North India .

All schools in the national capital will remain shut till Saturday .

The Delhi Metro will also increase the frequency of trains to encourage people to use the public transport .

The city's air quality worsened ahead of winter as cooler air traps pollutants near the ground, preventing them from dispersing into the atmosphere . (ANI)

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