Delhi Air Pollution Today: A thick toxic haze or ‘smog’ returned to Delhi, Noida, Gurugram and surrounding places on Monday morning, after people burst crackers on Diwali night, violating the Supreme Court’s ban order, leading to heavy pollution all across the National Capital Region – which has been already battling with its deteriorating air quality.
Visuals from across Delhi showed thick haze covering the roads, significantly reducing visibility and making it difficult to see beyond a few hundred metres.
Ahead of Diwali, the Supreme Court had clarified that its order banning the use of barium and banned chemicals in firecrackers are applicable not just to the NCR but to the entire country.
On Sunday morning, Delhi had witnessed the best air quality on Diwali day in eight years. Delhiites woke up to clear skies and abundant sunshine, and the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 202 at 7am, the best in at least three weeks.