On November 7, Chennai Air Quality Index was about 264, which went beyond the Delhi pollution(254 AQI).
When Chennai beats Delhi in Air quality. What's happening ? Fog Happening !!!! pic.twitter.com/oBQiB1ggOl
— TamilNadu Weatherman (@praddy06) November 7, 2019
At 9.30 am, Chennai encountered a hazy sky, which left the residents concerned. It is claimed that many areas within the city like Velachery, Ramapuram, Manadi, Kodungaiyur, Anna Nagar and Chennai Airport were at the level of 341 AQI.
However, experts feel that the Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations in Chennai are not exactly estimate and reliable. The pollution tracker at Weather.com, an IBM Business, assesses the AQI for Chennai at 314, even worse!
On one hand, the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Indian Meteorological Department are in a constant denial of “Delhi is not the reason for this effect in Chennai” and on the other hand, Shweta Narayan, the coordinator of Healthy Energy Initiative India said that Chennai is always polluted and Delhi also plays a minor role in bringing in hazy, smog-filled skies.
The hazy and polluted air which is choking Delhi and North India last one week will be pushed towards entire East coast of India including Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu next week. https://t.co/RFp5PuPnZ5 pic.twitter.com/zTH0uEHhsc
— TamilNadu Weatherman (@praddy06) November 3, 2019
Narayan also pointed out that this time the issue became more intense due to the participation of the media attention over Delhi pollution.
The condition will continue till Friday and the NorthEast Monsoon showers will resume from Saturday.
Source- The News Minute, Business Line, New Indian Express, The Hindu Business line