Delhi wakes up to low visibility, thick haze; ‘very poor’ air quality


    Delhi gets up to low visibility, thick haze; ‘extremely poor’ air quality

    Low visibility and a thick haze appear to have ended up being a standard of an early morning in the national capital as the air quality continues to stay in the ‘very poor’ category on Saturday.

    As per System of Air Quality and Weather Condition Forecasting And Research Study (SAFAR-India), the general Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 313.

    Many parts of the city reported AQIs in the ‘poor’ classification consisting of the location around Anand Vihar (256), RK Puram (290), and Patparganj (279), exposed information from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

    The air quality in Dwarka Sector 8 and Jahangirpuri was reported in the ‘very poor’ category, with AQIs of 303 and 323 respectively.

    An AQI between 0-50 is significant great, 51-100 is satisfying, 101- 200 is moderate, 201- 300 is bad, 301-400 is extremely poor and 401-500 is thought about severe.

    On November 20, the general AQi in Delhi stood at 309 in the midday, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Condition Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

    According to CPCB information, the AQI was at 325 in Anand Vihar, 328 in Ashok Vihar, 315 in Old Delhi’s popular market Chandni Chowk, 335 in Dwarka Sector 8 and 302 in RK Puram, all falling under the ‘really poor’ classification.

    Temperatures were significantly listed below normal at many places in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi on Nov 20, with the national capital tape-recording a minimum of 7.5 degrees Celsius, the most affordable in the month of November in 14 years.

    It is Delhi’s most affordable minimum temperature level in November since November 29, 2006, when the city tape-recorded a minimum of 7.3 degrees Celsius, stated Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre.

    According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR, stubble burning accounted for 15% of Delhi’s PM2.5 pollution on Friday.

    The IMD stated the minimum temperature level in Delhi will drop to 7 degrees Celsius by Monday, as cold winds have actually begun blowing from uneven areas, which have actually experienced a fresh bout of snowfall.

    Meanwhile, the Delhi government on Monday launched the second stage of the ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ project to suppress air contamination in the nationwide capital.

    ( With company inputs)

    ( the heading, this story has actually not been released by Essential India News personnel and is released from a syndicated feed.).


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