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The Delhi government has banned use of diesel generators, except those needed for essential or emergency services like hospitals and railways

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Delhi air quality | Delhi Pollution | Delhi government

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 



New Delhi's India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog in 2019. (Bloomberg)
New Delhi's India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg

Every winter, Delhi's air quality dips to a dangerous low due to many reasons, including the city's geographic location, unfavourable weather, stubble burning and local sources of pollution. This year is no exception. The winter season is yet to set in in India and Delhites are already witnessing smoky haze shrouding the capital. On Thursday, the city's air quality index (AQI) hit unhealthy levels in the morning and stood at 266 at 9 am. Two days ago, its air quality hit an eight-month low and stood at 306 on Tuesday morning.
The Control Committee (DPCC) has issued directions under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), a set of anti-pollution measures that come into force in Delhi and its vicinity towns according to the severity of the situation.

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First Published: Thu, October 15 2020. 11:12 IST

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