As per the recent reports conducted by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality in Delhi/NCR remains severe on Saturday.
Reports said that Friday became the coldest day of the season with the minimum temperature dipping to 13 degrees Celsius.
It was believed that Varanasi topped the list at 491, in Delhi was measured at 468, Lucknow at 462, Gurugram at 480 according to Air Quality Index (AQI) on Saturday.
Bhure Lal, Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) chairperson said in a statement, “There has been some improvement. We are hoping it would get better tomorrow (Sunday). There are reasons behind this slight improvement — the biggest being no movement of trucks within Delhi. We are continuously monitoring the situation and will take decisions accordingly”.
Following this, Indian Railway officials said 48 trains were deployed wherein one train got canceled and seven were rescheduled.
D Saha, head of air quality laboratory at the CPCB said in a statement, “The air quality has started improving, and weather conditions will get much better by Saturday. Odd-even would have been more effective if it was done in the last three days”.