Live News Updates from Delhi (September 20): A perimeter wall in Sector 21 of Noida collapsed this morning, with many dreaded trapped below. The incident happened in Jalvayu Vihar company. Noida Police and Fire Department are at the scene.
Meanwhile, Delhi’s air quality edged closer to the poor category on Monday, just three days after the city recorded its first day of good air quality this year. The capital recorded a 24-hour average air quality index of 182 at 4 p.m. Monday. It was 119 on Sunday, 70 on Saturday and 47 on Friday, news agency PTI reported. With an AQI of 405 (severe), Anand Vihar was the most polluted place in the capital. Mahesh Palawat, vice president (climate change and meteorology), Skymet Weather, said a confluence of easterly and westerly winds did not let local pollutants disperse. Calm winds allowed pollutants to accumulate in the morning.
AAP leader Raghav Chadha who has been appointed co-leader of the party in Gujarat alongside MP Sandeep Pathak says the upcoming elections in Gujarat will be like no other because the BJP is like a machine well-oiled in the state with unlimited muscle, media and financial power. In an interview with The Indian Express, he said AAP is a beacon of hope in Gujarat as it brings a proven model that is well received by the people of Delhi and Punjab. He also said that he would now spend much more time in Gujarat.