Delhi AQI at 354 as air quality continues to dip, Noida remains in ‘severe’ category
The air quality index (AQI) of Delhi showed no improvement and continued to plunge on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the AQI of Noida remained in the ‘severe’ category.
The air quality of Delhi continued to dip on Wednesday with parts of the national capital in ‘severe category’. With an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 354, Delhi continued to remain in the ‘very poor’ category.
According to data by SAFAR, Dhirpur in Model Town registered an AQI of 443 and slipped into the ‘severe’ category. The AQI near IGI Airport (T3) also stood in the 'very poor' category on Wednesday with an AQI of 350. The air quality index of Delhi University was reported at 387.
Meanwhile, Noida’s air quality showed no improvement from previous days and remained in the ‘severe’ category with an AQI of 428. Gurugram reported an AQI of 346 and remained in ‘very poor’ category. The air quality continued to dip in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday.
Ayanagar, near Gurugram, reported an AQI of 385 while Mathura Road remained in the ‘very poor’ category with an AQI of 388.
As of Wednesday morning, the air quality index in Delhi NCR remains deteriorated. Out of the 51 stations whose data is available, 12 stations are in the severe category, and 35 are in the very poor category. The remaining four are in the poor category.
After slipping into the ‘severe’ category on Saturday, Delhi showed a little improvement and remained in the ‘very poor’ category for the last 3-4 days.
With air pollution worsening in the national capital, Delhi authorities halted all construction work and demolition activities till further orders.
Also, GRAP (Graded Response Action Plan) stage 3 was imposed in Delhi on Saturday as soon as the air quality slipped to ‘severe’ category.
Courtesy: India today