As Gurugram unlocks AQI deteriorates

  • | Wednesday | 16th September, 2020

Gurugram: As the city has "unlocked" and with more vehicular traffic returning to roads, the air quality in Gurugram has once again started reaching unhealthy levelsAccording to official data the overall air quality index (AQI) in Gurugram is presently hovering at the unhealthy levels of 140-160 micrograms per cubic metres. The concentration of harmful particulate matter of 2.5 microns is hovering at 80-100 micrograms per cubic metres. During the extreme lockdown months of April and May the AQI index had reached 40 -50 micrograms per cubic metres. Besides vehicular pollution, burning of garbage in the open and dust pollution are some of the factors contributing to air pollution in the city. With winter now approaching the Gurugram District Commissioner has formed a team to monitor the farmers in the rural parts of Gurugram to not burn their paddy remnants which again contributes to air pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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