Delhi remains most polluted city in the world; odd-even to be extended?

New Delhi pollution

A blanket of poisonous haze engulfs the nationwide capital.IANS

With an air high quality index (AQI) of 527 on Friday, Delhi has change into the most polluted main city in the world. The nationwide capital’s air high quality broke all data on November 5, when it was in the hazardous vary for 9 consecutive days.

Within Asia, air air pollution is concentrated in South Asia as six of the prime 10 most polluted cities fall in the Indian sub-continent – Delhi, Lahore, Karachi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Kathmandu. 

Delhi made worldwide headlines after the city witnessed the longest spell of hazardous air high quality since public data started. Amid India’s endeavours to change into a world superpower, the state of air air pollution in the nationwide capital is ticking all the improper packing containers for world vacationers, buyers and worldwide notion in direction of India.

Polluted South Asian cities

As per the world AQI rankings, Delhi is adopted by Lahore in Pakistan at 234. However, there’s a enormous hole between the two and Delhi is struggling extra air pollution with a distinction of greater than two occasions.

At the third spot is Tashkent in Uzbekistan at 185 rely which is a shock as a result of it’s in a area thought of to be not so congested and polluted.

Delhi pollution


Pakistan port city, Karachi is at the fourth place with an AQI rely of 180, adopted by Kolkata at 161 in the fifth place. China marks its entry with Chengdu with an AQI of 158.

Hanoi in Vietnam with an AQI of 158 is at the seventh spot adopted by Guangzhou in China with an AQI of 157.

India’s monetary capital, Mumbai is in the ninth place with an AQI of 153 and the doubtful Top 10 concludes with Kathmandu in Nepal at 152.

(With IANS inputs.)

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