New Delhi, Nov 28 (The Street Press India) – On Tuesday, the government decided to lift Stage-III restrictions in the entire Delhi-NCR due to better air quality. This means things are getting better, and the restrictions are no longer needed.
On Tuesday, the Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Nearby Areas (CAQM), a group that plans ways to fight pollution, gathered to discuss the much-improved air quality in Delhi-NCR.
The Commission for Air Quality Management mentioned that the air quality forecasts from the India Meteorological Department/Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology don’t predict Delhi’s average air quality reaching the ‘severe’ category in the upcoming days, based on the available forecast.
On November 2, the government’s pollution control panel enforced Stage III restrictions, instructing a pause on non-essential construction, stone crushing, and mining in Delhi-NCR. Additionally, restrictions were placed on BS III petrol and BS IV diesel four-wheelers in Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, and Gautam Budh Nagar.
The city’s 24-hour average Air Quality Index (AQI), measured at 4 pm daily, saw an improvement from 395 on Monday to 312 on Tuesday.