New Delhi (NVI): In a little relief from air pollution after almost a week, the Delhi-NCR region today recorded “Very Poor’ air quality, improving from “Severe” category.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) stood in “Very Poor” category during the wee hours today after having experiencing “severe” air for the last five days consecutively.The overall AQI in Delhi this morning was recorded at 365 as compared to 505 on Saturday, according to Government of India’s air quality information service SAFAR.
Not only in Delhi, the air quality improved in neighbouring cities too with Ghaziabad recording an overall AQI of 365. In Noida, the overall AQI that government of India’s air quality information service SAFAR displayed was 299.
The air quality index near Lodhi Road in Delhi was recorded at 254(PM10), which falls under the “Poor” category. Ironically, an improved condition. In one of Delhi’s busiest areas, Chandni Chowk, the AQI stood at 299 (PM10).
The AQI recorded Indira Gandhi International Airport stood at the Very Poor category on the 315 mark. The AQI near Mathura Road was also in the Very Poor category.