Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’ for sixth consecutive day, AQI at 358 as of Monday morning; cold weather, calm winds allowing pollutants to accumulate

In Delhi, the Karni Singh shooting range (391) was worst affected followed by Jahangirpuri, Bawana and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at 388

Press Trust of India December 09, 2019 11:46:01 IST
Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’ for sixth consecutive day, AQI at 358 as of Monday morning; cold weather, calm winds allowing pollutants to accumulate
  • Air quality in the national capital remained in the 'very poor' category for the sixth consecutive day on Monday

  • Air Quality Index in the city at 8.45 am was recorded at 358

  • In the National Capital Region, Ghaziabad performed worst as its air quality index recorded 404

New Delhi: The air quality in the national capital remained in the "very poor" category for the sixth consecutive day on Monday as cold weather and calm winds allowed the accumulation of pollutants. The Air Quality Index in the city at 8.45 am was recorded at 358.

Delhis air quality very poor for sixth consecutive day AQI at 358 as of Monday morning cold weather calm winds allowing pollutants to accumulate

Representational image. ANI

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.

In the National Capital Region, Ghaziabad performed worst as its air quality index recorded 404. The air quality in Greater Noida, Gurgaon and Noida was 377, 341 and 390, respectively. In Delhi, the Karni Singh shooting range (391) was worst affected followed by Jahangirpuri, Bawana and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at 388.

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