Lucknow Air Improves A Wee Bit, But Still On A Hazardous High

LUCKNOW || For the second consecutive day, the air quality in the city of Lucknow continued to show signs of improvement. But it’s not still time to celebrate, experts said as they pointed out that the wind quality continued to be marginally poor in the state capital.

With winds blowing in the city since Tuesday, the smog has settled down a wee bit and the Air Quality Index improved from 416 on Tuesday to 317 on Wednesday in major localities like Gomtinagar and Indiranagar.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Kanpur remained on top of the charts as the most polluted city of Uttar Pradesh The AQI here has been recorded as 453 on Wednesday.

Ghaziabad, Noida and Lucknow, however, have shown slight improvement but visibility die to smog continues to be poor.

Officials of the regional office of the UPPCB informed that in coming days the air quality was bound to improve. The municipal corporation meanwhile has swung into action and has set rolling the mission of sprinkling water in public places. The state government has also asked officials to monitor big construction work, polluting industries and also impose heavy penalties on people contributing to pollution.

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