4 cases in Haryana, but air quality in 11 cities ‘very poor’

  • | Thursday | 30th November, 2023

CHANDIGARH: New stubble burning cases in Haryana fell to four on Saturday, but air quality in 11 cities of the state was reported to be very poor, with Faridabad emerging as the most polluted.According to officials in Haryana State Pollution Control Board, the poor AQI is due to unclean roads and dust getting airborne by traffic and industrial activity. Faridabad reported AQI of 440, which falls in the severe category.Neighbouring Punjab too reported only 36 newcases during the day.In NCR, sprinkling of water on roads is a challenge. The direction of winds too plays a role when it comes to pollution caused by stubble burning, said an official of Haryana State Pollution Control Board. The AQI was reported to be very in the following place: Ballabhgarh (367), Narnaul (352), Rohtak (349), Gurgaon (345), Bahadurgarh (333), Bhiwani (330), Dharuhera (324), Manesar (320), Fatehabad (307) and Hisar (302).We also published the following articles recentlyNoida Pollution: Air quality very poor, to remain so till SaturdayNoidas air quality remains very poor with slight improvement. AQI in Noida is 330 and Greater Noida is 304. The air turned foul due to crop burning, emissions, and Diwali fireworks. Restrictions were lifted on November 18, but AQI started to plummet again. All monitoring stations in Noida record very poor AQI. Ghaziabad also sees deteriorating air quality. The air quality is likely to remain very poor till Friday.Delhi pollution: Air quality dips into severe category today, AQI crosses 400The air quality in Delhi worsened from very poor to severe category according to CPCB. Anand Vihar and Jahangirpuri recorded AQI of 405 and 428 respectively. Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and Dwarka Sector 8 had AQI of 404 and 403. Yesterday, SAFAR-India reported an AQI of 323. The CAQM lifted restrictions imposed under GRAP 4, allowing entry of trucks and buses (except for BS-3 and BS-4 petrol and diesel vehicles) and resuming construction activities.Wind speed down, AQI dips to very poor againThe air quality turned very poor in Noida, Greater Noida, and Ghaziabad on Monday from poor a day ago. The air quality will likely stay very poor on Tuesday, too. Officials attributed the deterioration to low-speed wind from the northwest direction. In Noida, the AQI was 327 in Sector 62, 335 in Sector 125, 306 in Sector 1, and 387 in Sector 116. In Greater Noida, the AQI was 287 (poor) in Knowledge Park 3 and 354 (very poor) in Knowledge Park 5. In Ghaziabad, the AQI was 350 in Indirapuram, 332 in Vasundhara, 317 in Sanjay Nagar, and 321 in Loni - all very poor.

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