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Delhi air pollution: ‘City of Hearts’ wakes up to dense haze; AQI remains ‘very poor’

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- November 23rd 2023 10:41 AM
Delhi air pollution: ‘City of Hearts’ wakes up to dense haze; AQI remains ‘very poor’

Delhi air pollution: ‘City of Hearts’ wakes up to dense haze; AQI remains ‘very poor’

Delhi air pollution: The ‘City of Hearts’ woke up to persistently 'very poor' air quality on Thursday morning, with an air quality index (AQI) of 324, as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR-India)


The upward trend in the AQI again on Wednesday 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 

Anand Vihar - 387 (very poor); 

ITO - 343 (very poor); 

Wazirpur, Delhi - 422 (severe); 

RK Puram -  415 ( severe)

Okhla Phase-2 Delhi - 406 (severe).

Restrictions revoked as AQI improves slightly  

 With an improvement in the air quality in Delhi last week, the CAQM (Commission for Air Quality Management) on Saturday revoked the restrictions that were imposed under GRAP 4, permitting trucks and buses except for BS-3 and BS-4 petrol and diesel vehicles to enter the city and lifting the ban on ongoing construction activities.

The Air Quality Index is a tool for effectively communicating air quality status to people in terms that 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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