After the festivities of Diwali, it has been reported that the pollution level of the city is being poor and the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was 168 on the night of Diwali, it has crossed the satisfactory mark and moved towards the danger mark. And it has reached 172 on Tuesday. Once this level crosses 100, it leads to danger. On November 15, the pollution level was 158.Similarly on Tuesday it went up to 172.
Environmentalists are saying that it may take another 4 to 5 days for the pollution levels in the city to go down. As of now there is no fog in the city and the district, so it is expected to clear quickly. Also, there are constant winds which will cause smoke and pollution to move with the air. It will take 2 to 3 days in green areas like Civil Lines, Ambazari, and Sadar for AQI to get normal. In dense areas like Mahal, Itwari, Sitabuldi the air will clear in 4 to 5 days. It is being stated that sudden heat is also being experiencing in city and this will also clear the air very soon.