Air pollution became worse during odd-even days, claims online portal

The odd-even plan of the Delhi government may have reduced congestion on the Capital’s roads with the AAP government celebrating the “success” of its odd-even scheme on Sunday but data shows the city’s air quality worsened during the 15-day trial which ended on January 15.

According to web portal IndiaSpend’s air-quality monitoring devices, air-pollution levels in the city went up by 15% during the 15-day period when the odd-even plan was in effect, when compared to the last 15 days of 2015 (till December 31, 2015).

India races past pollution: Delhi air one-and-a-half-times worse than Beijing

Delhi’s air pollution has been one-and-a-half times worse than in Beijing over the past week, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of PM 2.5 (Particulate Matter) concentration data.

The analysis is based on a comparison of data generated by IndiaSpend’s #Breathe air quality monitoring sensor placed at RK Puram, Delhi with the one placed by the US government in its embassy at Beijing.