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Delhi wakes up to thick layer of fog; overall AQI slips to 'very poor' category

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Delhi wakes up to thick layer of fog; overall AQI slips to 'very poor' category
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PTC News Desk: The overall air quality index in the national capital fell to 'Very Poor' on Sunday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

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Despite a thick layer of fog blanketing the city on a lazy Sunday, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded an AQI in the 'Very Poor' range, at 345, in the RK Puram-Munirka area at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

According to CPCB data, the air quality in Anand Vihar was 315 at 8 a.m.

Images from outside Munirka Metro station revealed a thick layer of fog descending on the area, resulting in poor visibility.

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According to the CPCB, the AQI at ITO was also in the 'Very Poor' range at 324 at 8 a.m.

According to the CPCB, the AQI in Dhaula Kuan was also in the 'Very Poor' category.

After a brief respite brought on by rains, the national capital's overall AQI dropped to 'Very Poor' on Friday. On Friday morning, the CPCB reported that the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at Anand Vihar was 374.

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Earlier on Thursday, the national capital's overall air quality was classified as "Poor."

The city's air quality has been rated 'severe' to'very poor' in recent weeks.

On December 10 and 11, the IMD issued a fog alert in isolated areas across five states on Sunday.

On Sunday morning, Aligarh, in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, was also blanketed in fog.

The IMD predicted dense fog in isolated pockets over north Madhya Pradesh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, and Meghalaya on December 10 and 11.

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