Delhi Air
Source: DNA India

The air conditions at the Delhi NCR was better and slightly improved for a day. But, today the AQI worsened and remained under the ‘severe’ category.

The overall Air Quality Index is at 452. As per the Central Pollution Control Board, CPCB, the Air Quality Index of some of the Delhi places is more than Delhi NCR. In Sonia Vihar, the AQI is 486 and in RK Puram, it is 451. In Dwarka, the AQI is 456 and at Lodhi Road, it is 394. All the mentioned places are under the ‘severe’ category.

AQI OF NEIGHBORING CITIES OF DELHI

The neighboring cities of Delhi also recorded a high Air Quality Index. In Gurugram, it is 463 and in Noida, it is 458. The Air Quality Index in Ghaziabad and New Industrial Town Faridabad is 469 and 421 respectively.

CATEGORIES OF AIR QUALITY INDEX (AQI)

Many categories lie under the Air Quality Index (AQI). If AQI lies between 0 to 50, it is good, 51 to 100 is a ‘satisfactory’ condition. 101 to 200, the condition is ‘moderate’. If the AQI lies between 201 to 300, it is under the ‘poor’ category, for 301 to 400, it is under the ‘very poor’ category, and the highest AQI from 401 to 500 is of the ‘severe’ category.

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POOR AQI LED TO POOR VISIBILITY

There is an increase in pollutants in the atmosphere. Therefore, the officials at the monitoring stations observed poor visibility in many parts of Delhi NCR.

AQI WORSENED TO ‘SEVERE’ CATEGORY

The Air Quality Index was very poor on Wednesday. It was from 301 to 400. But today, it got worsened and reached under the ‘severe’ category due to the shift in meteorological conditions. The speed of the wind reduced and it got calm. Pollution couldn’t disperse off.

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RECORD OF SPEED AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

According to the India Meteorological Department, the speed of the wind was 5 kilometers per hour in the morning with a minimum temperature of 11.2 degrees Celcius. Pollutants cannot disperse off in calm winds and low temperatures. The air quality index will further get worsen in one day or two due to unfavorable weather conditions.

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