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Air quality in Delhi remains in 'moderate' category, overall AQI rises to 102

By Rajan Nath -- July 01, 2020 2:07 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

The air quality in the national capital remained in the 'moderate' category for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. According to the latest estimates updated by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality index (AQI) has increased to 102.

Meanwhile, several parts of Delhi witnessed air quality in the 'moderate' category on Wednesday. As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) estimates updated at 9.30 am, the air quality in ITO, Lodhi Road, Dwarka, IGI Airport (Terminal-3), Bawana, DTU, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, and Mundka was recorded in 'moderate' category with an AQI of 127, 123, 119, 106, 143, 119, 102 and 113 respectively.

Likewise, there were some areas in Delhi including Anand Vihar and RK Puram that recorded air quality in the 'satisfactory' category with an AQI of 87 and 86 respectively.

The AQI between the range of 51 and 100 is said to be 'satisfactory' or 'very good', 101-200 is considered 'moderate', 201-300 is the category of 'poor'. While 300-400 is 'very poor', 401-500 is under the 'hazardous' category.

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As per the SAFAR forecast, the overall AQI in the national capital was in the 'moderate' category on Tuesday. The rain has helped with the sudden improvement in air quality in the region.

-PTC News

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