Better air days in Noida, Gzb, mercury to drop

Published on Nov 28, 2019 09:29 PM IST
HT Image
HT Image

Ghaziabad: The scientists of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) have predicted a temperature drop in the coming four or five days and further improvement in air quality.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)’s air quality index (AQI), on a scale of 0 to 500, the three cities of Ghaziabad, Greater Noida and Noida on Thursday recorded ‘moderate’ (101-200) air quality. The AQI for Ghaziabad, Greater Noida and Noida stood at 105, 110 and 101, respectively.

The IMD said parts of North Delhi and areas in Greater Noida and Noida received light rain Thursday, while the region witnessed an increased wind speed of about 25-30kmph.

“As a result of the increased wind speed and light rains since Wednesday, there has been a faster dispersal of pollutants from the region. On Thursday, we had gusty winds of about 35-40kmph for parts of the day. This further helped in the speedy dispersal of pollutants,” Kuldeep Srivastava, head, Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, New Delhi, said.

The officials added parts of Punjab and Haryana have also experienced rain during the past two days and,hence, winds coming from that side will be cleaner.

“From Thursday, we have no forecast of rain till December 2 or 3. The wind speed will also come down to 10-12kmph and regular dispersal of pollutants will happen. The pollutants may rise a bit but not significantly. As a result of the prevailing weather conditions, the minimum temperature is expected to go down from present 16.4 degrees Celsius to about 10 degrees Celsius on November 30 and to 9 degrees by December 2 or 3,” he added.

Meanwhile, agencies such as the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) are looking forward to a lifting of the ban on construction activities as several projects are currently on hold in view of high pollution.

“The works related to eight model roads, river Hindon overbridge, Bunkar Mart, construction of PM Avas Yojna flats and several others are on hold. Once the ban is lifted, we expect to restart the construction activities,” Kanchan Verma, vice-chairperson, GDA, said.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Peeyush Khandelwal writes on a range of issues in western Uttar Pradesh – from crime, to development authorities and from infrastructure to transport. Based in Ghaziabad, he has been a journalist for almost a decade.

Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Police sources said the assailants had used a silencer while opening fire

    Petrol pump owner shot dead in Amritsar

    The owner of a fuel station was gunned down by unidentified car-borne persons in the Holy City colony of Amritsar on Wednesday night. The incident took place at around 10:30pm when Mohan had reached outside his home, after work. As per information, when Mohan reached just outside his house, a Toyota Innova SUV also reached there and the assailants in the car opened fire. Police commissioner Arun Pal confirmed Mohan's death.

  • Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala suggested that the Bill be referred to a select committee of the House for examination. Subsequently, the home minister moved a motion to refer the amendment Bill to a select committee of the assembly. (HT File Photo)

    Haryana assembly passes 4 Bills, refers one to select committee

    The Haryana assembly on Wednesday referred to a select committee of the House the Haryana Police (Amendment) Bill, 2022 for examination. The amendment Bill which sought to do away with the powers of the Haryana State Police Complaints Authority to take suo motu cognisance of a matter was opposed by Congress MLA Varun Chaudhary. Deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala suggested that the Bill be referred to a select committee of the House for examination.

  • Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia being greeted after being released from prison on bail, in Patiala district, Wednesday. (PTI)

    Faith in judiciary reposed, says SAD on Bikram Majithia’s release in drugs case

    The Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday said the party's faith in judiciary had been reaffirmed by the Punjab and Haryana high court's decision to grant bail to former minister Bikram Singh Majithia in a “politically motivated case of vendetta”. The party spokesperson asserted Majithia was not guilty of offences he has been charged with in the FIR registered in December, 2021, under different sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

  • As the PRTC bus was being operated under the kilometre scheme, MACT directed its owner and driver to jointly pay the relief to the petitioner. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

    Patiala man left disabled after accident gets 13-lakh relief

    Over five years after a Patiala resident suffered permanent disability in Kumar's arm due to an accident, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Chandigarh, has awarded him a compensation of ₹13 lakh. The compensation will be paid by the owner and driver of the PRTC bus that had hit the car of the victim, Rohit Kumar, 33, a resident of Mangal Basti, Patran, Patiala.

  • The reserve prices of 17 freehold residential properties have been reduced by about 15% compared to the last e-tender. Bids can be submitted from August 16. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

    Chandigarh Housing Board puts up 154 properties for sale

    The Chandigarh Housing Board has invited e-bids for 154 commercial and residential properties from August 16. CHB chief executive officer Yashpal Garg said, “The reserve prices of 17 residential units on freehold basis located at Indira Colony, Manimajra, have been reduced by about 15% compared to the last e-tender. As many as 30 residential units, including 2BHK and EWS flats, and one commercial unit have been included for the first time in the e-tender process.”

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now