The air quality in Delhi significantly improved from the “very poor” to the “poor” category on Wednesday for the first time in the last 10 days, as per the System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR). The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 280 today.
Delhi | Air Quality Index (AQI) is presently at 280 (overall) in the 'poor' category, as per SAFAR-India
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AQI of several areas in the national capital:
ITO- AQI 0f 333
Lodhi Road – AQI of 303
Mathura Road – AQI of 346
These areas recorded air quality in the “very poor” category
AQI at Anand Vihar is 422
Jahangirpuri- AQI 436
These areas recorded air quality in the “severe” category
Gurugram and Noida recorded AQI of 283 and 303 in the “poor” and “very poor” categories on Wednesday morning.
The air pollution level in the National Capital Region (NCR) fluctuated between “very poor” and “poor”.
- 0 and 50 is good
- 51 and 100 is as satisfactory
- 101-200 is moderate
- 201-300 falls under the category of poor
- 300-400 is considered as very poor
- 401-500 fall under the ‘hazardous’ category
According to the SAFAR reports, the AQI today indicates the ‘poor’ category. Winds at the transport level are likely to slow down and also change direction from northwest to south/southeast tomorrow and north or northwest on November 25th.
Local surface winds are also relatively low for the next 3 days that reducing dispersion of pollutants leading to deterioration. The net effect is that air quality is likely to be within the ‘poor’ or ‘lower end of ‘very poor’ category for the next 3 days. From 27th onwards local surface winds are likely to increase resulting in improvement of air quality but expected to be within the ‘poor’ or ‘lower end of very poor’ category range. The effective stubble fire count is 770 and its percentage share in Delhi’s PM2.5 is 3%.
On the other hand, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai will be holding a high-level meeting today to review pollution-related restrictions imposed in the city.