The residents of Delhi received a bit of a breather as the overall air quality of the national capital improved from ‘very poor’ to settle at the ‘poor’ category on Saturday as the day progressed. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) improved from 313 in the morning and stood at 252 at noon, as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
According to the data shared by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air pollution level in several parts of the capital city oscillated between moderate to poor category. Areas such as Anand Vihar, Mathura Road, Chandni Chowk, Dwarka Sector 8, Dilshad Garden, ITO and RK Puram stood in the ‘poor’ category, with the AQIs clocking at 276, 235, 279, 299, 216, 280, and 291 respectively. The AQI was at 318 in Bawana, 313 in Mundka, 322 in Najafgarh and 326 in Jahangirpuri, all falling under the ‘very poor’ category. Meanwhile, Lodhi Road recorded ‘moderate’ air quality with an AQI of 195.