It is very common in Delhi to experience high levels of pollution and this makes it difficult for delhites to breathe in fresh air. Pollution is at its peak during the months of December and January. It has been seen during these months that due to cold winds the level of pollution falls rapidly. But it seems that pollution has taken another route this year and it seems a little different as the levels are increasing.
Delhi was hit by chilly winds this Sunday but the pollution levels were also subsequently high and there seems to be no relief from high levels of pollution in the coming days. The AQI of the Capital is very poor; it has gone up to 341. As per the weather bureau-SAFAR the levels of AQI will remain the same for next three days.
NSIT Dwarka was the most polluted area in Delhi this Sunday with an AQI of 385. With the Air Quality Index of 208; DTU was the least polluted area in Delhi last week. According to the reports published by SAFAR, strong winds from the North Western direction were blowing over Delhi and the recorded wind speed was 8 to 14 km/h this weekend.
The role of small particles (PM2.5) was 52%. It was estimated that strong winds will blow over Delhi on Monday also. There is a possibility that the range of AQI will remain very high for the coming three days along with severe cold winds.
Areas that recorded highest levels of pollution in New Delhi:
- NSIT – 385
- Jahangirpuri – 364
- Anand Vihar – 361
- Mundka – 352
- Nehru Nagar – 348
- Wazirpur – 347
- Vivek Vihar – 342
Areas that recorded lowest levels of pollution in New Delhi:
- DTU – 208
- IHBAS – 217
- Lodhi Road – 219
- Chandni Chowk – 221
- Aya nagar – 225
A hike in electricity consumption.
Due to the freezing cold in Delhi a hike in consumption of electricity will be seen. The peak demand of electricity can reach up to 5500 MW. Amidst the increasing demand for electricity in Delhi: TATA power Delhi Distribution limited and BSES have done full preparation to ensure the supply of electricity to their consumers.