According to the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC), the air quality index of the city reported on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti was 143, falling in the moderate category. The CPCC said that on the day of Gurpurab last year, the air quality index was 118. There were a few cases of cracker bursting on Gurpurab, the CPCC added.
A 'very poor' air quality was recorded in 11 Haryana cities and 'poor' AQI was recorded in nine other cities on Wednesday. The AQI of Yamunanagar, Rohtak, Panipat, Manesar, Kurukshetra, Jind, Hisar, Gurugram, Fatehabad, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh was 'very poor', as per the CPCB. The AQI of Ambala, Ballabgarh, Charkhi Dadri, Kaithal, Karnal, Narnaul, Panchkula, Sirsa and Sonipat was 'poor'.