Delhi: The Delhi air pollution streak continues as Delhi's average AQI stood at 354 on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 and remains in 'very poor' category. In some areas of Delhi, the air quality was in 'severe' category as well. The situation is similar in areas of NCR. According to SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research), in Noida, the AQI stood at 406 in 'severe' category and in Gurugram, the air quality was 'very poor' as the AQI stood at 346.
It is to be noted that an AQI between 0 and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 is 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 is 'moderate', 201 and 300 is 'poor', 301 and 400 is 'very poor', and 401 and 500 is 'severe'.
In view of the same, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed to stop all construction activities across Delhi.
Construction activities have been stopped across Delhi in view of pollution. I have directed Labour Minister, Sh Manish Sisodia, to give Rs 5000 pm as financial support to each construction worker during this period, when construction activities are not permitted— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 2, 2022
The residents of Delhi NCR are witnessing several problems due to the pollution, including lack in visibility, cough and other health issues.