The air pollution level in the National Capital is in the poor category.
The air quality index was recorded at 284 this evening by the Central Pollution Control Board.
According to a report by a government-run agency SAFAR, the widespread burning of firecrackers in neighbouring states of Delhi is adding to the pollution woes of the national capital apart from stubble burning.
All construction activities involving excavation have been stopped in the city till Saturday. An aggressive clean air campaign is also underway to monitor and report polluting activities as well as to ensure quick action.
Delhi government has appealed to people to help in reducing local sources of pollution by celebrating a cracker-free Diwali.