Delhi Air Pollution

India Gate in the national capital disappeared into a layer of dense fog after the weather department predicted 'very dense fog' for today.

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

An improvement in the air quality is expected starting the second half of Sunday, with light rain expected across the capital.

The smog shrouded several parts of the Delhi, including Burari, Peera Garhi, Kashmere Gate and Mukherjee Nagar area leading to decreased visibility.

A layer of smoky haze lingered over Delhi-NCR as air quality index (AQI) continues to remain in the 'very poor' and 'severe' category in several areas with rise of pollutants in the atmosphere.

The concentration of PM 2.5 particles is expected to be at 40 while PM 10 is expected to be around 82. It also predicted the chances of isolated rain in the capital for the next two days.

SAFAR further stated that PM10 pollutants in Delhi were recorded at 214 meanwhile PM2.5 pollutants were recorded at 81.

The maximum temperature in the capital will be 23 degrees Celcius and the minimum will be 8 degrees Celcius.

As per SAFAR-model, today's top three air pollution hot spots of Delhi are likely to be Jahangirpuri, Vinobapuri, and Noida. The organisation has advised 'Sensitive Groups' to reduce prolonged or heavy exertion when the air quality is not good.

The Delhi Assembly has 70 seats and Delhi has a total of 1.43 crore voters, according to the Election Commission's record for the election Lok Sabha 2019.