New Delhi (NVI): National Capital of India was the second most polluted city after China’s Shenyang city among ninety cities whereas India’s two other metropolitan cities of Kolkata and Mumbai were on 5th and 38th spot in the global air pollution index, respectively at 5:20 pm on November 4.
China’s Beijing stood at third position with 159 AQI and Shenyang was at first spot with 172 AQI. Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar was on the fourth position with 158 AQI.
Japan’s Kobe and Prague of Czech Republic were the least polluted cities with 5 and 7 AQI, respectively.
According to the data of Air Visual, an international organisation that monitors air pollution in cities across the world, Delhi stood second in air quality and pollution city ranking with 170 AQI whereas Kolkata was on the fifth position with 148 AQI and Mumbai was on 38th position with 63 AQI.
Delhi-National Capital Region is reeling under health emergency with “severe” air quality, mainly induced by burning of crop residue by farmers in the neighbouring states.
The Air Quality Index recorded at alarming 708 at 8 am on Nov 4, according to the data of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).