New Delhi: The nationwide lockdown has brought problems to many but seems like Nature is making most of this time! Recent reports show that the national capital Delhi, which has earlier crossed even 300, was under ‘yellow zone’ of Air Quality Index’ (AQI) which is quite rare. Also Read - Coronavirus in Delhi: 800 People Came in Contact With Covid-19 Positive Doctor, Total Cases Now 36
As per reports, Delhi has recorded a dip in pollution levels as a large number of vehicles remained off the roads due to a lockdown imposed by the city government to contain the spread of the coronavirus. European Space Agency (ESA) has also released satellite images showing nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels have plummeted drastically in the city. Also Read - 'Have no Money': Despite Kejriwal's Assurance, Daily Wagers Leave Delhi
Well, netizens couldn’t stop talking about this unexpected side-effect as it is extremely very rare to see Delhi’s air in the satisfactory range. One user wrote, ”While we are all scared how this would play out, there is a silver lining Delhi is breathing better! From high 400s, AQI is down to 87 Mr @ArvindKejriwal, the pollution of Delhi comes from within Let’s work towards that once COVID blows over.”
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Not just Delhi, several cities otherwise known to record high pollution levels have recorded an improvement in air quality.
An improvement in the air quality index was witnessed in Noida and Ghaziabad areas on Thursday as the AQI in Noida stood at 76 (satisfactory) and 92 (moderate) in Ghaziabad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day nation-wide lockdown to contain coronavirus.