The National Capital Territory (NCT) has reached an alarming level due to the poor air quality index in Delhi and NCR. The condition remains worsening because of the increase in the level of pollution. Reportedly, the possibility and probability of getting relief from the pollution seem to be very less for two or three days too.
Because of the sudden change in weather condition, patients who are suffering from respiratory diseases will have to face many problems. Air quality in New Delhi-NCR created the panic situation for the residents due to this toxic weather. According to the pollution control board officials, dust storms from Rajasthan as the predominant factor behind this high pollution level.
As per the reports, the level of PM10 is many time more than the normal level in some areas of Delhi. On Wednesday, when the figure raised then it has come to light on the website of Delhi Pollution Control Committee at around 11:30 pm. The PM10 level in Rohini is 4385 whereas the prescribed standard is only 100. At present, pollution in Rohini is 43 times more than normal.
The air quality index, which is responsible to measures the concentration of poisonous particles in the air, hit the severe level of 445, on a scale where the maximum reading is 500. However, if the pollution level rises to 100 then it is considered to be unhealthy, showed by the Central Pollution Control Board.
Check out some pictures that have been captured:
There was a ground-level dust storm that increased drastically coarser particles in the air, causing a spike in pollution levels in Delhi! pic.twitter.com/kENwYsNyxT— Monika Gulati (@MonikaGulati8) June 13, 2018
Dust storm, strong winds & clouds turn the sky dark in Delhi, visuals from Dwarka. pic.twitter.com/RRVN1g6v3K— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018
Due to high winds pressure, the dust particles are being migrated from Rajasthan to Captial and other places said V K Shukla, the scientist in charge of the Air Lab at the Central Pollution Control Board.