Lockdown improves Chandigarh air quality

Lockdown improves Chandigarh air quality

Amarjot Kaur

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 18

The Covid-induced weekend lockdown brought down the levels of air pollution in the city.

According to the Chandigarh Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the city recorded a 58 on the air quality index (AQI) today, showing a significant dip in particulate matter 10 (PM10) level — the lowest this month.

Commenting on the decline in the city’s air pollution, Debendra Dalai, member secretary, CPCB, said: “Well, the decline in air pollution is certainly because of the lockdown, which has brought the city’s public transport to a halt and people aren’t driving around much either. The construction work has been stopped too.”

Last year too, with the advent of lockdown, the city recorded a 35 on the air quality index (AQI) on April 25. 

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