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    Delhi smog: Easier breathing today says weatherman

    By Chennabasaveshwar
      Delhi Air pollution : Quality of air is set to improve from Saturday | Oneindia News

      The air quality in Delhi is set to improve today, the weatherman has said. With the Indian Meteorological Department predicting easier breathing today, national helicopter carrier Pawan Hans Limited has told the Delhi government that it can undertake aerial sprinkling.

      School children take protection against smog with masks, in Meerut on Thursday. PTI Photo

      The national carrier said it has the capability of carrying out aerial sprinkling to bring out particulate matter in the National Capital. The response following a written request by the Delhi government.

      A senior IMD official told OneIndia that the air quality is set to improve from Saturday.

      This is because the wind speed would pick up and help disperse pollutants. The wind speed at 19-20 kilometres per hour will pick up from Saturday after the weatherman also informed.

      The PM 2.5 concentration in the city is expected to be 286 micrograms per cubic metre on Saturday, which still puts the air in the 'severe' category. On Sunday, it is expected to be 238 micrograms per cubic metre, or 'very poor,' the SAFAR forecast said.

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