Many UP cities fall in ‘severe’ air quality category; heres what residents had to say
Not just Delhi, but even many of the other North Indian cities like Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and Ghaziabad have witnessed ‘severe’ category air quality.
This is as per as per the air quality index (AQI) chart of the Central Pollution Control Board.
It need be mentioned that fog engulfed the state capital and other cities in the morning.
The air index value in Lucknow at 4 pm was registered at 473 (severe category). The permissible level is 60 microgram per cubic meter air.
The air index value in Kanpur was 462 (severe category), Varanasi 461 (severe) and Ghaziabad 473 (severe). Lucknow and these cities experienced severe air pollution levels with air quality index between 400-500 (the worst category).
The AQI in Agra was 374 (very poor), Moradabad 364 (very poor) and Noida 378 (very poor).
The state capital has been witnessing poor air quality for the past over a month and this has led to a rise in the number of patients with breathing disorders. Doctors said those having breathing problem needed to take precaution while moving out of their home. >