Overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in the National Capital has plummeted. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), AQI in Delhi on Wednesday was recorded at 467, falling under the 'severe' category.
AQI was recorded at 504 at Ayanagar in south-west Delhi, followed by Dhirpur at 487, Mathura Road at 482 and Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport Terminal-3 at 477.
Delhi University recorded an AQI of 468 and IIT-Delhi had an AQI of 462. Pusa recorded AQI of 447 and Lodhi Road had an AQI of 406. RK Puram recorded AQI of 447, while Chandani Chowk in Central Delhi fared slightly better than other areas with an AQI of 393, falling under the 'very poor' category.
Air Quality Index (AQI) within 0-50 range is said to be ‘good’, 51-100 is ‘satisfactory’, 101-200 is ‘moderate’ and 210-300 is considered as ‘poor’. AQI from 301-400 is termed as ‘very poor’, 410-500 is said to be ‘severe’ and above 500 is ‘severe plus’.