— By Dr KK Aggarwal and Dr Anil Kumar (Heart Care Foundation of India) More than 60% reduction in air...
The SAFAR has advised the sensitive groups to avoid all physical activity outdoors and to keep medicine handy if they are asthmatic.
The maximum temperature in the capital will be 23 degrees Celcius and the minimum will be 8 degrees Celcius.
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.
Temperatures may fall in Delhi from January 9 to 11 as the IMD has predicted a spell of rain triggered by a western disturbance.
On Tuesday also the pollution level of the national capital remained in the 'severe' category with AQI crossing 430 prompting System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to advise people to avoid outdoor activities.
Locals especially the middle-aged people complained of breathless and fatigue and have urged the government to take requisite measures to combat the menace.
No sudden recovery is expected under this condition at least for the next two days and AQI is likely to deteriorate further towards 'Severe+' category by Thursday', SAFAR said.
Speaking on the situation in the national capital, the court stated the situation was being repeated every year and it is not tolerable.
The AQI between the range of 51 to 100 is considered as satisfactory, 101-200 is moderate, 201-300 falls under the category of poor. While 300-400 is considered as 'very poor', levels between 401-500 fall under the 'hazardous category'.