New Delhi: All the efforts to control pollution in the national capital region are failing. Christmas morning has brought Delhi again in deteriorating air conditions.
The PM 2.5 levels in many areas of Delhi including Dwarka, Mandir Marg, Anand Vihar and R.K. Puram crossed the 400 mark. As the sun rose higher in the sky, so did the pollution levels. By 11 A.M. Punjabi Bagh and R. K. Puram recorded PM 2.5 levels past 500.
This increase in PM 2.5 levels is noticeable as govt of Delhi recently announced several measures to combat pollution. As air quality degraded, anti-smog canons were tested in the Anand Vihar region of the capital. These anti-smog guns increase moisture in the sky that ultimately brings dust particles on the ground by forming water droplets around them.
Recently, Delhi Government officials informed the SC-Mandated EPCA about devising a mechanism to alert various departments and agencies in case pollution reaches peak levels.
“We won’t have to wait for a meeting, or for further instructions, from EPCA,” a government official said.