On Thursday night,the pollution due to firecrackers has started showing adverse effects today morning.
The pollution level in several regions of the national capital has shot above the normal level. Some places have recorded a steep hike in pollution levels with more than 24 times the average level.
According to indicators of pollution monitoring systems, at 6 am the regular (Particulate Matter) PM level 2.5 has grown more than PM 10. PM 2.5 is that fine article that enters the lungs and can also cause cancer.
What is worrisome is that the PM 2.5 levels have gone up to more than 15 times in areas such as India Gate where many people come in the morning every day. The amount of PM 2.5 at 6 am on India Gate was 911 microns, but in general it should be only 60 micron.
Data from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) indicates that the quantity of PM 2.5 in posh area like R K Puram has reached 776 microns at 6 am in the morning which is almost 13 times more than usual.
In Ashoka Vihar the amount of PM 2.5 is 820 micron, which is 14 times more than normal and PM 2.5 particles in Anand Vihar has 617 microns, which is more than 10 times than normal. That is, if you take any part of Delhi, the amount of pollution in the mineral particles is much more than usual.