The Air Quality Index of Ghaziabad has dropped by 65 points in the last 24 hours. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Ghaziabad was recorded at 311 on Sunday and it was recorded at 254 on November 22, 2021. Due to this, people have breathed a sigh of relief. The blowing wind is anticipated to further reduce the pollution levels.
On Monday, the wind blew up to 36 km/h in Ghaziabad making the weather chilly in the morning and evening hours. At the same time, the pollution was blown away due to strong wind. Due to this, the haze in the atmosphere has started to diminish.
The AQI on Tuesday at different parts of the city are :
Vasundhara - 229
Indirapuram - 205
Sanjay Nagar - 247
Loni - 298
Dasna - 255
The pollution level had reached the hazardous category after Diwali. It caused residents' eyes to burn and people with Medical issues had difficult time breathing. There was an increase in respiratory patients in hospitals. Now, the drop in the AQI levels has come as a relief to the residents. For the prevention of pollution, actions such as washing trees, sprinkling water on the roads, and imposing fines on those who spread pollution are being taken.
“Wind is reducing the level of pollution. There is a possibility of further wind. Pollution levels will drop further on Wednesday”, says Utsav Sharma, regional officer, UPPCB.
Ajay Kumar, a senior environment activist said, “This is just a temporary effect. The Ghaziabad authorities must find a permanent solution. First of all, garbage dumping and processing must be done properly. Secondly, traffic jams must be controlled. We need to manage the traffic properly, the public transport services must be improved.”