A new WHO report has revealed that Delhi was no longer the world’s most polluted city in the world.
According to Reuters, India is still home to four of the five worst cities.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took to twitter to congratulate peoplr of the national capital.
He said, “Latest WHO report. Delhi no more most polluted city. Congrats Delhiites.”
Latest WHO report- Delhi no more most polluted city. Congrats Delhiites.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 12, 2016
The WHO data, according to Reuters, clocked the PM 2.5 measure or the amount of Particulate Matter under 2.5 micrograms found in every cubic metre of air. New Delhi was the survey’s ninth worst city, with an annual average PM2.5 measurement of 122.
The dirtiest air was recorded at Zabol in Iran, which suffers from months of dust storms in the summer, and which clocked a so-called PM2.5 measure of 217. The next four were all Indian: Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and Raipur.
This finding comes after Delhi government imprelemented two rounds of car rationing scheme odd-even to ease traffic congestion and rising air pollution.