Air quality in Delhi reaches hazardous level

New Delhi: Air quality in the national capital remained on the negative side on the occasion of Diwali, on Thursday.

On the Air Quality Index, Delhi’s Anand Vihar was marked at 740 (Hazardous), Punjabi Bagh was at 466 (Hazardous), while R. K. Puram was at 298 (Very unhealthy).

The continually worsening condition of air quality in Delhi led the Supreme Court on October 9 to ban the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi and adjoining regions till November 1, with the view to reduce pollution.

However, the ban ordered mere 10 days before the festival on the sale of crackers has not stopped the citizens from bursting crackers. (ANI)