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Delhi gets no respite from smog; entry of outside vehicles curbed

Dense smog continued to hung over Delhi and the National Capital Region for the fourth day on Friday, leaving people gasping for breath during the morning hours. According to the Meteorological department, the visibility remained at 1,000 metres at 5.30 am, but it dropped to 400 metres at 8.30 am. The minimum temperature settled at 13°C, one notch below the season’s average. The humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 93 per cent.

The department said there was a possibility of light winds later in the day, which may clear the smog choking the region. “The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 30°C,” an official said. Some of the areas still gripped in the hazardous category of air quality index. The pollution level in Punjabi Bagh at 802, Mandir Marg at 515, Anand Vihar at 571 and Dwarka at 420 fall under the ‘hazardous’ category.

 

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