Cold wave engulfs Delhi, air quality plunges to ‘poor’


NEW DELHI: The national capital on Monday witnessed chilly winds and a hazy morning as a thick blanket of smog engulfed the region.

The maximum and minimum temperatures hovering at 22 Degree Celsius and 7 Degree Celsius respectively.

According to the report from the Indian Railways, as a reaction of bad weather condition and low visibility, as many as 17 trains were rescheduled.

As per the report from the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) on Monday, the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in most of the places in Delhi-NCR was recorded under 'poor' category.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered as “good”, 51-100 as “satisfactory”, 101-200 as “moderate”, 201-300 as “poor”, 301- 400 as “very poor”, and 401-500 as “severe”.

People residing in Delhi and National capital are reeling under the impact of breathing polluted air due to vehicular pollution, crop residue burning and climate change. They are using mask and scarves to cover their nose from the cocktail of dust and smog.

The medical practitioners across the city have advised people, who are suffering from breathing difficulties to avoid outside activities and recommended to use the mask.

If anybody experienced unusual coughing, chest discomfort, wheezing or fatigue, then consult the doctor.

They also advised that to drink enough water to avoid dehydration and have fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain antioxidant to boost immunity.


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