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Delhi s air quality remains severe ; over 400 heavy vehicles stopped from entering city

Delhi s air quality remained in the severe category on Friday despite a slow but significant improvement in pollution levels with the AAP government restricting the entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles into the national capital as an emergency measure. Government-run agency SAFAR said that the city s air quality would remain in the severe category till Saturday, as the already toxic situation caused by smoke from fireworks is likely to aggravate further due to intensified stubble burning in neighbouring states. Despite severe pollution, stray incidents of firecracker burning were reported from various localities in the national capital on Thursday night. Over 400 heavy and medium goods vehicles were returned from Delhi s borders after the city government s transport department banned their entry from 11 pm on Thursday night to 11 pm on November 11 in the wake of the worsening air quality. Delhi s air quality on Thursday went off the charts to the severe plus emergency ...

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