The PM 10 level ranged between 135 micrograms per cubic meter and 386 micrograms per cubic meter, against the prescribed 100 micrograms per cubic meter.
Beginning Sunday evening, teams comprising Pollution Control Board officials and police will patrol the 15 zones, looking for people fouling the air.
Last year, severe smog forced the authorities to divert16 flights, including 9 international services, to Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Coimbatore.
CHENNAI: Those planning to burn waste material on Monday, Bhogi , beware.
The drive will continue till the evening of Monday.TNPCB chairman Shambu Kallolikar said 30 vehicles will traverse the city roads and the violators will be severely punished.
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