Air quality in most UP cities turns toxic after Delhi; Noida worst affected

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 23:57
Air quality in most UP cities turns toxic after Delhi; Noida worst affected
The dangerous ‘gas chamber’ effect in Delhi has now spread to nearby states, with air pollution levels in parts of Uttar Pradesh nearing toxic levels, confirmed officials on Thursday.

Noida, situated in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, has been one of the worst affected areas in the state, with air quality index exceeding ‘severe’ levels. In light of the medical emergency in the state, several schools have declared holidays till Sunday.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Noida has been noted as the worst in the state in the past 24 hours. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a health warning for children, senior citizens and people with respiratory issues, asking them to avoid morning walks and stay indoors.

The air quality in Lucknow is worst in Lalbagh where the average AQI is 463, which was very close to that in Noida in the last 24 hours. The AQI in Moradabad is 439, Noida 469, Lucknow 430, Agra 394 and in Ghaziabad it is 372.

Due to the smog that has descended on most parts of the state, 17 people have been killed in road accidents across the state in the past 24 hours.
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