Choking continues for the second day in Delhi

On Wednesday, the Delhiites had to face the high levels of the toxic pollution for the second day in a row. The Government was forced to shut down the schools for the remaining days of the week, and it also had to stop the entry of the trucks carrying non-essential goods, it also banned constructions which were going on in Delhi NCR. On Tuesday, the Air Quality Index of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) described the air quality as ‘severe’ for the first time in this season, with a value of 448. On Wednesday, the Air Quality remained same in the ‘severe’ category but the value increased to 478. The neighbouring cities of Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and Gurugram were also included in the ‘severe’ category. The wind is bringing pollutants from crop burning as well as moisture from neighbouring states which has led to the settling of dense haze in the capital Delhi. As the smog stayed for the whole day, it brought the maximum and minimum temperature down. High humidity and low wind speed continued to create favourable conditions during fog. The visibility was better on Wednesday morning than on Tuesday morning. The heavy smog lead to accidents, killing people. On Wednesday morning, four persons were injured and one person died in the pile-up of about 34 cars in the Yamuna Expressway.