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Rise in the AQI level causes trouble in Lucknow

On Sunday, Lucknow's overall Air Quality Index level was found to be 260. The city has been experiencing smog and visibility issues since the day of Diwali. The AQI peaked on Thursday with 302 points.

Yesterday, the Talkatora Industrial Area experienced the worst air quality with 378 points. Anything over 300 points is considered to be 'very poor'. The Gomti Nagar Area was the second-worst hit with 270 points. One of the primary reasons behind this sharp downfall in Air Quality was the bursting of firecrackers as part of Diwali celebrations that continued throughout the night on Thursday.

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New war rooms to be set up in Lucknow, Kanpur & other major cities in UP to combat air pollution

Gearing up for the fight against air pollution, the govt of Uttar Pradesh has decided to set up war rooms in Lucknow, Kanpur and other major cities. The new infrastructure will be set up under the authority of the Road Dust Management and will keep a check on various sources of pollution. As per reports, similar war rooms will also be set up in NCR districts to improve the overall air quality in UP.

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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A brand new fleet of 75 AC electric buses inaugurated in Lucknow today!

Ending a long wait for the city folks, a brand new fleet of 75 electric AC buses today was inaugurated in Lucknow today. Launched at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Gomti Nagar, these buses will be deployed across 10 different routes in the city. Besides being a significant step towards curbing air and noise pollution levels, the introduction of these buses will also ease and enhance intra-city commute for regular travelers.

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Kanpur & Lucknow among the top 10 most polluted cities in the world, reveals IQAir survey

A recent assessment conducted by IQAir has brought alarming results for Kanpur and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. After evaluation on a range of parameters that included 80,000 data points, Kanpur and Lucknow are ranked 8th and 9th respectively, in the list of the world's most populated cities based on air quality index. Additionally, 9 out of the top 10 cities in the report are from India, indicating a dire need for pollution control measures throughout the country.

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