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Delhi’s air quality remains ‘Very Poor’ but it is better than last November!
Although Delhi is still suffering from high levels of pollution, it has managed to control the environment better this year as compared to the last, officials in the Delhi government said.
Data shows that November this year was significantly less polluted as compared to last year. A Delhi Environment department official was also quoted saying-
The environment department, transport department and civic bodies are responsible for controlling pollution in Delhi and the merging of Diwali and crop residue burning season coincided this year which lead to lower levels of pollution!
Air Quality Index data from the Central Pollution Control Board shows that while there were 7 severely polluted days (AQI above 400) in the month last year, this year there were 5.
The peak pollution was also low, with the highest AQI of 486 last year as compared to 426 this year.
The number of very poor air quality days (AQI between 301 and 400) was 19 last November as compared to 16 this year. Delhi saw 7 poor air quality days (AQI between 201 and 300) this year as compared to 3 last year.
This year there was one moderate air quality day (AQI between 101 and 200) and there was none last year. So something is better than nothing for sure.
But we cannot breathe a sigh of relief yet because according to the meteorological department officials, Delhi's air quality is expected to "significantly deteriorate on Sunday due to a decline in temperature which might lead t to entrapment of pollutants.”
Although it has also been predicted that the pollution levels will stay in the poor category and will not touch severe levels.
Delhi's IGI airport is among the top airports in the world. With all the facilities of a world class international airport, IGI now has one more credit to its name. Recently the IGI airport became India's first airport to be free from single-use plastic.
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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.
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.
For most of us from Noida, the Metro is nothing short of a lifeline. A saviour in times of need, the metro has connected various parts of Noida to mainstream Delhi. Now, however, you're going to have to take a different look at these metro trains, because you can rent them for throwing parties!
It's that time of the year again, when your Facebook will show you ads related to all things Valentine, there'll be a rise in pink-red teddy bears at the store windows and of course, the florists will be selling Roses at the price of Orchids. Valentine's Day is en route and if you too, are a part of Cupid's gang and love the day in all its glory, you must be scouting for things to do on this day with your beloved.
Food Festivals are often the best place to find a good time. The energy, the wafting aroma of food, the opportunity to eat, shop and be merry is something we look forward to dearly. of all the food festivals that happen in Delhi, Horn OK Please is the one tyeb city is undoubtedly the most excited for.
By now, if you still don't have a Valentine's Day plan, you've chanced upon the correct article!
If you're in Delhi and have been scouting to get your hands on the best deals for your beloved, that's where PVR Home is walking in on you. PVR Home is a unique offering from the stable of PVR Cinemas; explicitly designed to attract folks from various fields, all under the same roof! They've built a community of industry stalwarts, epicures and forward thinkers, who have further opened doors to intellectual rendezvous in an elite and premium set-up, which is nothing less than interesting.