Delhi Air Quality: The air pollution levels in Delhi have witnessed a sharp rise on Friday allegedly due to stubble burning in Haryana, Punjab and the neighbouring regions. According to the Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI), the pollutants level have led the air quality in the ‘very poor’ category.
With an AQI of 204, the air quality has entered ‘very poor’ category, according to the latest estimates updated by SAFAR.
According to Delhi’s Air Quality Index, most of the areas in Delhi including Delhi University, Chandni Chowk, Pusa Road, Lodhi Road, Mathura Road, IIT-Delhi, Ayanagar and Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal-3) recorded air quality in the ‘very poor’ category with an AQI of 327, 325, 306, 259, 319, 286, 303 and 239, respectively.
The Delhi air pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR) had improved after the imposition of coronavirus lockdown on March 25.
However, the air quality deteriorated again after the unlock criteria started to take place across the nation.
On Friday morning, Noida registered the air quality in the ‘very poor’ category with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 342, while Gurugram recorded the moderate air with an AQI of 132.