Delhi air quality plunges to ‘severe’ category, AQI at 407 as of Thursday morning; SAFAR advices 'sensitive groups' to reduce prolonged, heavy exertion
At Dhirpur, the AQI was 352 at 8.00 am, while in Mathura Road it was 424, AQI near Chandni Chowk, Airport Terminal 3 and Delhi University stood at 448, 305 and 367 respectively
Air quality in Delhi on Thursday morning plunged to 'severe' levels for the second consecutive day
AQI in the national capital was recorded at 407 at 8.00 am
SAFAR has advised 'Sensitive Groups' to reduce prolonged or heavy exertion
New Delhi: The air quality in the national capital on Thursday morning plunged to "severe" levels for the second consecutive day, said System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). The air quality index (AQI) in the city was recorded at 407 at 8.00 am.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor" and 401-500 "severe". An AQI above 500 falls in the "severe plus" category.
At Dhirpur, the AQI was 352 at 8.00 am, while in Mathura Road it was 424. The AQI near Chandni Chowk, Airport Terminal 3 and Delhi University stood at 448, 305 and 367 respectively.
SAFAR has advised 'Sensitive Groups' to reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. People are advised to take more breaks and do less intense activities. The asthmatics have been advised to keep medicines ready if symptoms of coughing or shortness of breath occur.
"Heart patients, see the doctor, if get palpitations, shortness of breath, or unusual fatigue," it stated in its advisory.
BJP leaders wrote to the Kejriwal government in April demanding the release of fund for the salaries to employees of 12 Delhi University colleges that are fully-funded by the Delhi government
A fresh heatwave spell was predicted over Delhi from Sunday, but easterly winds prevailing in the national capital under the impact of Cyclone Asani shielded the city against it
At the Delhi's base station, Safdarjung Observatory, maximum temperature is likely to settle around 38 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature was recorded at 28.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal for this time of the year