Delhi breathes cleanest air this season, AQI drops to its lowest

On wednesday, Delhiites got a breath of fresh air as the AQI in the city and surrounding areas dipped to its lowest in 2019. The AQI in Delhi, Gurugram and Noida was seen to be around the 204 mark, which comes in the ‘poor’ quality of air, category.

According to experts at the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the AQI may increase by an insignificant margin, but would remain in the ‘poor’ category. Earlier this month, the AQI was dwindling around in the ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ category, which are extremely detrimental to one's health and could cause breathing related issues if necessary precautions aren’t taken.

The prime reasons for the drop in pollution levels could be the high level of wind speed that helped in dispersing the pollutants here and there. The wind blew in a south-westerly direction, taking along with it the pollution. The low temperatures have not yet helped and the winds are enough to tackle it.

Additionally, the pollution has also led to an increase in the levels of smog in the city, which has affected some trains and flights into and from the city.

The main pollutants in the city are seen to be two types of toxic particles. PM2.5 and PM10. Both of these have different effects on the atmosphere and on people’s health. The PM2.5 pollutant was seen to be at the 92 mark.PM10 on the other hand, was recorded at a much higher value of 166.

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Have you ever been running late to the airport because of the sheer number of bags you have? If your answer is yes, then IGI airport has got you covered. Now, in a new initiative by the DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) you can have your stuff transported to the IGI airport directly from your place of stay.

Delhi International Airport Ltd., the operators of IGI airport have partnered up with a Bengaluru based company called CarterX. In fact, this facility is not limited to be availed by only those taking off from Delhi, it can also be used to get your luggage delivered to your residence when you touchdown at IGI.

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In a bid to make travelling to and from IGI airport easier for passengers, DIAL has undertaken a partnership with CarterX to start a service where a commuter's luggage can be transported to and from the IGI airport directly from their place of residence. This, essentially, is a step towards making checking in to the airport a breeze.

Additionally, if you're short on time and are planning to take the direct metro link to the airport, this is a great way to ensure that you don't have to lug your stuff around.

To avail the service, you will have to pay a fee based on the number, weight and size of the bags. The fee will also take into account distance to and from the airport, meaning the prices are going to be dynamically triggered. At any rate, the base fare is ₹299, which goes up depending on the aforementioned factors. For every 5 kilograms over 20kgs, an additional ₹100 will be charged.

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This is certainly one of the most passenger forward moves we have seen DIAL take. The IGI airport is at par with the best airports in the world and this is something that should take its rating all the way up. DIAL and CarterX have both stated that with this service, they aim to cover the entirety of Delhi, including neighbouring states- Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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