Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category

An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is marked as severe/hazardous.

Written by February 9, 2020 09:35

New Delhi: The pollution level in the national capital continues to deteriorate as the overall air quality stood in the “very poor” category on Sunday with the Air Quality Index (AQI) docking at 301, said Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).

Major pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 docked at 203 and 214 respectively, both in ‘poor’ category, in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data.

Delhi air

The air quality is likely to deteriorate and remain in the ‘poor’ to the lower end of the ‘very poor’ category on February 9. The air quality is likely to remain in the lower end of ‘very poor’ category on February 10, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its bulletin.

Delhi’s popular market place Chandni Chowk witnessed a “very poor” AQI of 336 while AQI at Mathura Road stood at 315 in “very poor” category.

Adjoining Uttar Pradesh’s Noida recorded “very poor” air quality with the AQI standing at 319.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is marked as severe/hazardous.

The minimum temperature recorded in Delhi’s Safdarjung hovered at 7 degrees Celsius today morning. (ANI)