Ambala, November 11
After the air quality turned “severe” in Ambala on Wednesday, the Fire Department sprinkled water on major roads and even trees today to effect some improvement in the condition and provide relief to the residents.
The air quality index (AQI) today was “average” (336), while it was 447 on Wednesday.
Ambala City Fire Safety Officer Tarsem Singh said, “Fire tenders were pressed into service to sprinkle water in dust-prone areas in the city. Due to traffic movement during the day time, the work started around 10 pm last night and it continued till 4 am.”
Similarly, Ambala Cantonment Fire Safety Officer Ramkaran Sharma said, “As per the directions received, water was sprinkled on the railway road, besides Mahesh Nagar and other areas of Ambala Cantonment. The department will continue to sprinkle water in the coming days as well.”