Faridabad, December 7
The air quality index (AQI) in Faridabad dropped to ‘hazardous’on Monday with the PM-2.5 levels (particulate matter of 2.5 micrograms/ cubic cm) recorded at 405, about 6.5 times the acceptable level of 60.
The air quality has turned “severe or hazardous” after three weeks in spite of zero incidents of stubble burning in the past few days. Samita Kanodia, Pollution Control Department, said a low wind speed and drop in temperature were to blame for the ‘hazardous’ air quality. — TNS