Delhi pollution: Smoggy spell continues in city, 7 trains cancelled

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New Delhi: Smoggy conditions continued to prevail in the national capital on Wednesday morning, leading to cancellation of seven trains and rescheduling of nine. According to Indian Railways, 26 trains have been delayed, nine rescheduled and seven cancelled.

An official of the India Meteorological Department said that the minimum temperature settled at 13.2 degree Celsius. The official said that the humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 91%. The visibility was recorded at 1,500 metres at 5.30 am, which dropped to 1,000 metres at 8.30 am in the national capital.

Delhi has been experiencing dense smog for about a week, forcing authorities to enforce emergency measures such as banning construction activities and brick kilns in the National Capital Region.

Air quality in the city remained ‘very poor’ on Tuesday despite showing a marked improvement, prompting the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) to continue with the emergency measures such as ban on trucks.

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