National Capital’s Air Quality Index dips to 408 mark
Air pollution in Delhi continued to choke its residents on Monday with the air quality index (AQI) touching the dangerous 408 mark. The drop prompted environment experts to urge the government to issue health advisories. The AQI of Delhi was second only to Lucknow, whose figure stood at 421, making it the city with the most poor air quality on Monday. “The situation is really very bad and the quality of air in the coming days is going to be the same following the smog and stagnancy in the air,” Vivek Chattopadhyaya of green think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said. He urged the government to issue health advisories, as several people will suffer from breathing issues if the air quality remains the same.