Pollution Level Still Very Poor, Bengaluru the Cleanest of Metros
Air pollution in several parts of Delhi is at a critically high level. 
Air pollution in several parts of Delhi is at a critically high level. (Photo: Reuters)

Pollution Level Still Very Poor, Bengaluru the Cleanest of Metros

Two days after Diwali, as the national capital region feels its effects, wondering if the cracker ban was effective or not, the pollution levels in the region are far from healthy.

As the data from Air Quality Index (AQI) suggests, the PM2.5 and PM10 units – particles thinner than human hair – in the air are high, making the air unbreathable for a large swathe of people. These are the levels as of Saturday, 21 October.

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    Data Source: aqicn.org
    Data Source: aqicn.org(Photo: The Quint)
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    Data Source: aqicn.org
    Data Source: aqicn.org(Photo: The Quint)

Also Read: Diwali Fallout: 15% Rise in Heart & Lung Disease Patients at AIIMS

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    Early morning visuals from India Gate.
    Early morning visuals from India Gate.(Photo: ANI)
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    Early morning visuals from India Gate.
    Early morning visuals from India Gate.(Photo: ANI)
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    Early morning visuals from India Gate.
    Early morning visuals from India Gate.(Photo: ANI)
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    Akshardham.
    Akshardham.(Photo: ANI)
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    Akshardham.
    Akshardham.(Photo: ANI)

Also Read: Delhi Air Still ‘Very Poor’ Post Diwali, but Better Than 2016

Pollution levels in other cities, especially the metros, around the country are far from breathable, but are relatively lower than the national capital, with Bengaluru being the cleanest of the metros surveyed.

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    Data Source: aqicn.org
    Data Source: aqicn.org(Photo: The Quint)
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    Data Source: aqicn.org
    Data Source: aqicn.org(Photo: The Quint)

Also Read: Mumbai’s Air Quality ‘Very Poor’ After Diwali