Visibility dips as Delhi air quality in ‘severe’ zone again, 15 flights diverted

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Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Delhi’s air quality breached ‘severe’ mark once again on Friday morning as levels of particulate matter shot up because of low wind speed and high moisture.This is the third time in January 2018 that pollution level entered the severe category.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board data, the level of both PM10 and PM2.5 the two dominant pollutants in Delhi’s air have shot up close to emergency levels. According to the Graded Response Action Plan emergency measures such as shutting down of schools, ban on construction activities and odd-even road rationing should be rolled out if the air quality remains in the severe zone for at least 48 hours.

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