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Delhi's Air Quality Crosses 'Severe' Due To A Dust Storm In Rajasthan, So Stay Safe Delhiites!

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Delhi Insider 14 June 2018

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Delhiites, here’s a word of caution. Air quality in certain areas of the capital reached ‘poor’ and ‘hazardous’ yesterday, that is the 13th of June. And yes, it is something to worry about for sure. Read on for the deets and make sure you take all the precautions.

Alarming Pollution Levels Across Delhi | We’re sure all you people have definitely noticed the cloud of smog that descended upon Delhi, raising alarms over the pollution levels in the national capital. The Union Environment Ministry has predicted that the dusty conditions will continue for two-three days more, and it certainly is a cause of worry. 

The Ministry said that the high pollution levels in Delhi were primarily because of the dust storms coming from Rajasthan. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of places like RK Puram, Dwarka, Punjabi Bagh and ITO was ‘hazardous’ and places in East Delhi have crossed the ‘severe’ mark. 

The Ministry has alerted construction agencies and municipal corporations to ensure water sprinkling and other adequate measures to curb pollution from construction sites. 

Meanwhile, Delhizens, we’d advise you to avoid going out as much as possible and use a mask in case you have to. Be safe! 

Sourced Via Hindustan Times

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