Even Mumbai’s air remained poor, as the AQI was recorded 209 at Bandra Station of the MPCB at 8 pm.

The value on the air quality index (AQI) at 6 pm was recorded at 410.

Most child deaths in India occur from treatable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and complications at birth.

The AQI was recorded at 372, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category. It was dangerously close to the 400 mark, which is under the ‘severe’ category.

Children, pregnant women, elderly and people with respiratory problems suffer the most due to it, says S.P. Byotra.

The pollution levels did not drop despite the water sprayed from the device, which costs around Rs 20 lakh per unit.

The two officials are Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve director S. Kulandivel and field director of Sundarbans Tiger Reserve Nilanjan Mullick.

The girl's plea was earlier disposed by Delhi Metro with remarks that the 'grievance can't be resolved to the satisfaction of customer'.

The India Meteorological Department said pollution levels have spiked due to calm conditions, marked by low wind speed and moisture.

NGT directs govt to come up with solutions to stop stubble burning.