In an attempt to control the worsening Air Quality Index, the Delhi Government on Friday announced a ban on construction and demolition activities. Delhi's ban on construction activities is likely to be in effect till the AQI of the Union Territory will not improve. Notably, earlier this month only, Delhi's administration had issued orders to ban construction and demolition activities in and around the national capital as the air quality had further dipped to ‘severe' after marking ‘very poor’. Notably, Delhi's AQI has been under the 'Very Poor' category for the past few days. Furthermore, Delhi has also been facing a cold wave apart from worsening AQI.

As per reports, despite the relief from chilly weather, the air quality in the national capital remained in a very poor category as the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of the city reached 364 on Friday morning, according to data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). For the unversed, the AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.

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