Delhi: Air Quality in the National Capital Remains in the ‘Very Poor’ Category

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  • The AQI in the national capital stands at 342 on Friday, which falls under the ‘very poor’ category
  • The citizens are witnessing a vast drop in the temperature
  • Visibility levels stand at 500 meters and 1000 meters at Safdarjung and Palam respectively

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department, in its Friday report, has recorded a ‘very poor’ air category in Delhi, according to the AQI (Air Quality Index). The national capital was enveloped with ‘moderate fog’, while the temperature stiffly dropped.

On account of the layers of fog causing low visibility, most of the trains are running delayed in the Northern Railway Region. On Thursday, the maximum temperature recorded in and around New Delhi was 20.2 degrees Celsius, and the minimum temperature was 7.2 degrees Celsius.

Besides, according to IMD’s record, Delhi’s current temperature is 6.8 degrees Celsius. IMD, after recording the visibility levels at various points of the city, announced – “Visibility levels were recorded at 500 meters at Safdarjung and 1000 meters at Palam”.

The air quality in and around the capital, on the other hand, was recorded at 342 this morning, which falls under the ‘very poor’ category as per the AQI categories. The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) on Friday revealed – “The air quality is likely to remain in the ‘poor’ to the lower end of the ‘very poor’ category.”

Notably, an AQI between 0-50 is considered ‘good’, AQI between 51-100 is ‘satisfactory’, between 101-200 falls under the ‘moderate’ category, AQI between 201-300 is called a ‘poor’ AQI, while AQIs between 301-400 and 401-500 are considered as ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ AQIs respectively.

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