Delhi’s AQI crosses the 400 mark again, Air in Severe category!

Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) jumps 31 units to make Delhi’s air severely toxic.

For the last month Delhi’s air hasn’t been so bad. Last time Delhi’s air hit the ‘severe’ mark, it was November 13.

In a drastic move, Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) that was already in the ‘very poor’ category on Sunday turned ‘severe’ on Monday after it shot up 31 units. The AQI on Sunday was recorded at 373 while on Monday it shot up to 403.

Experts fear that the air quality will remain so until the next two days, after which there is a slight chance of improvement.

System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), in it daily pollution analysis observed that the air quality reached the brink of ‘very poor’ (< 400) at most places and ‘severe’ (> 400) at some.

Experts believe that the pollution levels are likely to remain the same for Tuesday, while they may decline after it. The low temperature mixed low wind velocity is trapping the pollutants and not letting them disperse properly, plus the moderate fog will further trap gaseous and particulate pollutants. The rain might be able to bring some much needed respite, but if the showers are light they may cause more harm than good because humidity and moisture often traps the pollutants.

Saturday was the coldest day in Delhi, with temperature at 7.6 degrees Celsius, “The rain needs to be sufficient if the pollution has to go down. If there is not enough rain, it will only increase the pollution levels as the moisture will aid in trapping pollutants,” a Central Pollution Control Board official said.

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.

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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.

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!

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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.

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