Delhi Government Lifts All Exemptions Under Odd-Even Scheme

Delhi-NCR woke up to a Chilly Morning Air quality remains'very-poor

The BCCI today said scheduling of matches in pollution-mired Delhi will be "considered" in future after Sri Lanka's cricket team complained of poor air quality during the ongoing third Test against India here.

Condemning the Test, KK Aggarwal, the president of the Indian Medical Association, was quoted by reports as saying: "This match should not have taken place in the first place. You can not subject people to this". Sri Lankan players wore masks as the air quality dipped, while some even vomited on field because of the pollution. "You simply keep holding meeting after meeting, and not do anything else". The NGT gave the go-ahead to the government on the condition that women drivers and two-wheelers must be exempted.

But the United States embassy website has repeatedly urged Delhi residents to "avoid all outdoor exertion" as concentrations of the smallest and most harmful airborne pollutants known as PM2.5 soared to hazardous levels. "The Delhi government has not followed the promises it made". "Sit with your respective chief secretaries and make a plan", Justice Kumar directed the Delhi government and neighbouring states - Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Smog had led to multiple interruptions in the third Test between India and Sri Lanka in Delhi on Sunday. PM2.5 and PM10, reached levels as high as 276 and 455 micrograms per cubic metre by 3 p.m., according to the Central Control Room for Air Quality Management of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

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However, on Tuesday the situation was severe with at least 11 out of 21 active monitoring stations falling under "severe" and "severe plus or emergency" category, while the PM2.5 in Delhi was 254 units and in Delhi-NCR it was 261 units - 10 times the safe limit. The corresponding prescribed standards are 60 and 100. The AQI was 390, on a scale of 500, around 3.30 p.m.

"The air quality would remain the same, that is very-poor, on Thursday as well", Shukla added. However, it is menacingly close to the "severe" category.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered Good, 51-100 Satisfactory, 101-200 Moderate, 201-300 Poor, 301-400 Very Poor, and 401-500 Severe.

India's state-run NTPC is launching bids for clean technology for two coal-fired power plants near New Delhi, officials said, as criticism mounts over the country's failure to end a toxic smog which strikes the capital every winter. The IMD has forecast possibility of light rains on December 5 and 6.

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