Delhi air quality remained ‘moderate’

at 12:26 pm

New Delhi(NVI): The overall air quality in national capital today remained in the “moderate” category.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR),the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital stood at 156 which falls in the “moderate” category.

The AQI in the Delhi University was in the “moderate” with the PM2.5 of 160, followed by PUSA, Lodhi Road and Mathura Road with the recorded PM 2.5 count of 142, 135 and 170 respectively which also falls in the “moderate” category.

While, the AQI in Chandini Chowk was recorded in the ” very poor” category with PM2.5 of 308.

The neighbouring Noida recorded a PM2.5 of 246 which falls in the “poor” category, SAFAR added.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered “good”, 51-100 “satisfactory”, 101-200 “moderate”, 201-300 “poor”, 301-400 “very poor” and 401-500 “severe”. An AQI above 500 falls in the “severe plus” category.