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Delhi air pollution: ‘City of hearts’ AQI remains in 'poor' category

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- November 29th 2023 08:36 AM -- Updated: November 29th 2023 08:43 AM
Delhi air pollution: ‘City of hearts’ AQI remains in 'poor' category

Delhi air pollution: ‘City of hearts’ AQI remains in 'poor' category

Delhi air pollution: The ‘City of Hearts’ woke up to persistently ‘poor’ air quality on Wednesday marked by an Air Quality Index (AQI) dipping as reported by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR-India). 

The poor trend in the AQI again on Monday morning raises concerns about health issues as several Delhities complained about difficulty in breathing, especially in and senion citizens and children. Residents also urged the government and the authorities concerned to mobilise steps to curb the runaway air pollution at the earliest. 


Check AQI at different locations in Delhi 

Alipur area – 260,

Ashok Vihar – 288,

ITO Delhi - 381, 

Aya Nagar - 184, 

Indira Gandhi International Airport (T3) – 232  

The air pollution in the National Capital had improved slightly on Tuesday morning following light rainfall in several parts of the Delhi-National Capital Region on Monday.

As the light rain brings slight relief to Delhi's air quality, signaling a dip in temperatures, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on making an appeal to people of Delhi said, "A few days back, Delhi's AQI had reached the 'Severe' category. Yesterday, the city received light rain because of which there has been an improvement in pollution. The fluctuation will carry on. I request the people in Delhi and NCR to be alert."

Air Quality Index (AQI) is a tool for effective communication of air quality status to people in terms, which are easy to understand. It transforms complex air quality data of various pollutants into a single number (index value), nomenclature, and colour.

 Check AQI scale 

0 and 50 are considered "good”, 

51 and 100 are "satisfactory", 

101 and 200 are "moderate", 

201 and 300 are "poor", 

301 and 400 are "very poor", 

401 and 450 are "severe"  

450 considered as "very severe " 


- With inputs from agencies

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