A quiet evening gave way to a thick haze as Delhi celebrated Diwali on Thursday, following a Supreme Court ban on the sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR).
While it is difficult to measure the immediate effect of the ban on firecrackers, residents across the capital city felt the beginning was promising with neighbourhoods reporting much lesser noise and smoke till evening, compared to the previous years.
It was Delhi’s cleanest Diwali in three years following a Supreme Court ban on sale of crackers in the national capital region (NCR) but the fact is that the air quality index (AQI) is still poor in some areas of Delhi.
Check out these photos from some locations in Delhi.
Data source: Aqcn.org