Meanwhile, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) informed the bench that it had created social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook where citizens could lodge complaints about pollution in Delhi-NCR. "Because of poor dispersion and stagnant meteorological conditions, no significant improvement is likely for the next two days", the IITM said.
Gurgaon recorded "severe" air quality at 416, while it was "very poor" in Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida and Greater Noida. A list of vehicles that are prohibited from plying will be published on the Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) website.
On Friday, the AQI was 370, which came down to 336 on Saturday, according to the CPCB.
On Monday, the PM2.5 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres) level was recorded at 268 while the PM10 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 10 micrometres) was recorded at 391.
The SAFAR also said there is a large possibility of an increase in moisture from Monday evening, which might lead to an increase in the pollution level. Visibility on the roads was low in the morning, reports said.
Now it's been nearly 10 days since light winds are prevailing over Delhi-NCR region and they are changing their direction also very frequently.
"There is increased burning of paddy straw in Punjab and Haryana, the direction of the wind is now from the northwest. That is why [our air pollution measures] have collaboration at their heart, working with businesses, farmers, industry and households, to develop innovative new solutions to reduce emissions", MP Thérèse Coffey stated.
Ban on construction and excavation (digging) activities. Civil construction will remain closed in Delhi and other NCR districts, besides closure of all stone crushers, hot mix plants generating dust pollution in Delhi and NCR districts, according to a Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) order.
From Thursday, many steps would be taken to check pollution in the region.
All the DMs and MCD commissioners shall be involved in the campaign and ensure that quick action is taken on the cases of violations reported by the field teams. Even trucks carrying construction and demolition waste aren't allowed to move around the city uncovered.
"I am in fact writing it on prescriptions now - "please don't move outdoor", and I feel bad, as children need to go out and play, but the air isn't just good for them".
A Defra spokesperson said, 'While air quality in the United Kingdom has improved significantly since 2010, we understand the risk it continues to pose to human health, and realise more needs to be done.