During winter season each year, most of northern India suffers from a spike in toxicity in the air due to the change in weather patterns and crop residue burning in states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
Due to a thick blanket of smog, the visibility in the city also dropped affecting the road traffic at major junctions such as Signature Bridge and Akshardham Temple road.
In view of the abysmal quality of air, the Haryana Government has also announced that all schools till Class XII would remain closed Monday and Tuesday in Gurugram and Faridabad districts.
The stubble fire percentage contribution of Delhi's air quality which has touched the season's highest share of 35 per cent on October 30 is predicted to be 27 per cent for today and 25 per cent on November 1.
Around 1,172 polling booths will be there in Gurugram district. 44 zonal magistrates have been deployed to monitor the polling process.
The data collated by the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) showed the overall air quality of Delhi was docking at 252 at 8:30 am in the morning.
Motorcyclist was found to have violated 5 rules – driving without licence, without registration certificate, no third-party insurance, no pollution certificate and riding bike without a helmet.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted continuous rainfall for the city for the next two days with the possibility of minimum and maximum temperatures settling at 24 degree Celsius and 33 degree Celsius respectively.
With the rainfall bringing down the humidity level and the temperature, it also slowed traffic in major areas such as DND flyover, RK Puram and Barapullah flyover. Clouds covered the sky over the national capital for much of the day with a forecast of more rainfall.