Pollution in Kathmandu: People urged to stay indoors



5 January 2021, Kathmandu

The Department of Environment has requested citizens to take precautionary measures as the amount of air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley is very high.

The Department has requested all citizens to stay indoors as much as possible.

According to the Department, elderly people and children are at greater risk. “It is better to stay indoors,” it said.

The Kathmandu Valley has been enveloped in fog for the past two days – Monday and Tuesday.

The capital city has also been covered with fog due to the influence of the westerly winds.

Meanwhile, the air pollution in the Kathmandu has reached a record high ranking number one among the 50 most polluted cities in the world.

The air quality index (AQI) installed at Bhainsepati showed 403 on Monday, the double the index shown the other day.

According to meteorologist Rishi Ram Sharma, the minimum temperature has gone up and the air pollution in the capital has increased excessively high due to the impact of the westerly wind.

Despite reduction in visibility, the temperature has not dropped.

According to the Department, Kathmandu, Biratnagar and Nepalgunj faced similar problems on Tuesday.

The Department has also requested the citizens to take precaution as the amount of air pollution is found to be high.

The Kathmandu Valley has been enveloped in fog for the past two days.

The capital city has been covered with fog due to the influence of the westerly winds.

Meanwhile, the air pollution in the Kathmandu has reached a record high ranking number one among the 50 most polluted cities in the world.

The air quality index (AQI) installed at Bhainsepati showed 403 on Monday, the double the index shown the other day.

According to meteorologist Rishi Ram Sharma, the minimum temperature has gone up and the air pollution in the capital has increased excessively high due to the impact of the westerly wind.

The statistics of the Ministry of Forest and Environment has shown excessive increase in the level of pollution of the air quality of the capital. The AQI at Bhainsepati displayed 173 on Sunday, according to the environment department of the ministry.

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