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Delhi-NCR’s air quality reaches to ‘SEVERE’ as ban on firecrackers flouted on Diwali


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New Delhi : Firecrackers were burst till late in the night even after the ban in Delhi. People openly flouted the rules of NGT. Due to firecrackers, the air quality index of many areas reached close to 1000. Fireworks were openly burnt in Palam, Delhi. Despite the ban in Delhi’s Pandav Nagar, there were many firecrackers burnt, due to which there was pollution everywhere.

In Anand Vihar, AQI increased from 451 to 881, from 430 to 896 in Dwarka and in Ghaziabad from 456 to 999. 430 was recorded in Dwarka, 449 in ITO, 414 in Chandni Chowk and 389 in Lodhi Road. AQI level 999 was recorded in Delhi’s RK Ashram and Mother Dairy at 12 pm.

If the AQI level goes above 400, it means it is very dangerous for people with respiratory disease. It is even more frightening in the Corona era. Such was the condition of not only Delhi but also the entire NCR. India Gate, Nehru Place, South X, Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram burst fire crackers throughout the night and the entire area became smoke-smoke.

National Green Tribunal’s Guideline on Fireworks
Sale and burning of firecrackers is banned till 30 November in Delhi-NCR. There is also a provision for fines of up to 1 lakh rupees for those who break the rules. But on Diwali, Delhiites set fire to the rules and burst firecrackers.

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