Delhi pollution live: Kejriwal meets Haryana CM to discuss stubble burning, air quality still ‘very poor’

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar to discuss the issue of stubble burning and air pollution.

Kejriwal arrived in Chandigarh along with Delhi environment minister Imran Hussain, environment department secretary Keshav Chandra was on their way to the neighbouring state on Wednesday morning.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the Capital was recorded at 368 by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) at 10am on Wednesday. While the AQI is below the severe mark and is considered ‘normal’ at this time of the year, it is still in ‘very poor’ category and higher than Tuesday’s 24-hour average of 308.

12.30pm: Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress leaders staged a protest along the airport road in Mohali. The protesters showed black flags to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and also threw packets of white powder on his cavalcade, referencing to AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira’s alleged involvement in a drug case in Punjab.

12.05pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal arrives at ML Khattar’s residence in Chandigarh.

 11am: At least seven trains were cancelled, and 26 were running late due to shallow fog in northern India, a railway official said.

10.40am: Weathermen said Delhi will witness ‘very poor’ air for some time now.

10.30am: The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the Capital was recorded at 368 by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) at 10am on Wednesday. While the AQI is below the severe mark and is considered ‘normal’ at this time of the year, it is still in ‘very poor’ category and higher than Tuesday’s 24-hour average of 308

9.52am: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal leaves for Chandigarh, will meet his Haryana counterpart ML Khattar.

9.30am: Expressing shock at the loss of healthy live years due to illness from growing air pollution in Delhi and other parts of the country, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said all cities of India should be mandated to implement clean air action plan in a time-bound manner and fix responsibility to meet clean air standards.

8.45am: The Indian Meteorological Department has forecasted some shallow fog and mist in the morning till Saturday.

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