Delhi-NCR’s air gets better, overall AQI in poor but most areas see moderate air quality

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Delhi’s air quality improves with an overall AQI at 201 on Wednesday morning.

New Delhi: The national capital’s air quality remained in ‘poor’ category for the second consecutive day with an overall air quality index (AQI) at 201 on Wednesday morning, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). However, there was considerable improvement in the AQI level as it stood at 286 on Tuesday morning. Besides Delhi, the air quality of Gurugram also improved to ‘moderate’ category on Wednesday morning with index at 190. On Tuesday, the air quality here was in ‘poor’ category with the index at 266.

However, Noida’s air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category on Wednesday morning as well with AQI at 303.

The air quality recorded at all the monitoring stations in the national capital varied from ‘moderate’ to ‘poor’ category, barring Dhirpur area which recorded an AQI of 309 in the ‘very poor’ category.

An AQI between 101 and 200 is considered moderate, 201 and 300 is considered poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.

The AQI recorded at Lodhi road was in ‘moderate’ category at 159. The air quality recorded at Delhi University was in ‘poor’ category at 290.

In Pusa, the AQI was 190, while in the Airport region it touched 183. For Mathura Road, it was 176. The air quality index in the IIT Delhi region was recorded at 142 and at Ayanagar it was 132.

However, the air quality in Delhi might deplete again on Thursday with an estimated AQI at 232, according to SAFAR.

According to the IMD’s seven-day forecast, the minimum temperature is likely to dip to 8 degrees Celsius in the national capital by November 27.



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