EPCA said both particulate matter and nitrogen oxide load from cars have reduced substantially, by as much as 40 percent, in the first week of its implementation thus validating the importance of the car rationing measure.
In its analysis, the apex court appointed panel observed that current weather condition in Delhi currently is at emergency levels. Delhi Dialogue Vice Chairman Ashish Khetan claimed that the peak level was at a historic low.
EPCA based its findings from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) data.
Peak levels of November, December and January were 606, 524 and 391 micrograms per cubic metre respectively, it said.
The fall in quantity of particulate matters and oxides of nitrogen indicates reduced exposure to toxic pollution from vehicles on roads and close to road side, where the maximum impact of pollution is felt, it said.

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