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Delhi’s Air quality: People wake up smog-filled morning, AQI slips to very poor category

Delhi’s Air quality: The national capital awoke to smog on Saturday, with the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research recording an AQI of 323. (SAFAR). According to SAFAR, Delhi’s air quality remained ‘very poor’ for the fifth consecutive day in a row. The AQI was recorded at 335 in the morning on Friday.

The AQI on Lodhi Road was 315 and 342 on Mathura Road, respectively.

The air quality in the Delhi University area was recorded as’very poor’ at 341 and 312 in the Pusa area.

The air quality at Delhi Airport Terminal 3 was also 321 and at IIT Delhi it was 316.

Meanwhile, Noida recorded a’very poor’ AQI of 379 on Saturday.

Air Quality Index scale as follows

The Air Quality Index from 0 to 100 is considered good

100 to 200 is considered moderate

200 to 300 is considered poor

300 to 400 is considered very poor

400 to 500 or higher is considered severe

The Air Quality Index is a tool for effectively communicating air quality status to people in simple terms. It converts complex pollution-related air quality data into a single number (index value), nomenclature, and colour.

The national capital’s air quality getting worse, Delhi officials stopped all development and demolition until further orders.

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