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Ghazipur landfill fire affected air quality in Ghaziabad: UPPCB

For the fourth consecutive day, Ghaziabad emerged as the most polluted city across the country as its pollution levels hovered high in the “severe” category on Wednesday.Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) records showed that the city has been topping the list of most polluted cities in India since November 22.

On November 22, the air quality index (AQI) stood at 288 in the “poor” category category, at 365 at “very poor” on November 23 and at 428 in the “severe” zone on November 24.The AQI was 444 in the “severe” category on Wednesday.The officials said the burning of garbage at the Ghazipur landfill site in East Delhi affected the AQI levels at the Indirapuram and Vasundhara monitoring stations.

News source ~ Hindustan Times