With stubble burning in Punjab and Rajasthan on pollution levels in Delhi-NCR are expected to rise to dangerous levels in the next few days and this has led the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to advise halting of all constructions in and around the capital, especially in November. With Diwali ahead the pollution levels will rise and in the absence of wind this could spell disaster for the vulnerable.
With Graded Response on in all NCR cities already directions have been issued to sprinkle water over construction material lying on roadsides and to keep it covered. With smog in the air already the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Anand Vihar has climbed up to dangerous levels and was recorded as 426 at 3 pm by DPCC. In Ghaziabad it was recorded as 402. Both these categories come under severe while in Gurugram it was recorded as 400.