Delhi chokes: Air quality dips to ‘very poor’; will deteriorate further, says pollution board

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 315 and the overall air quality has dipped to ‘very poor’ category. As per the Pollution Control Board, the worst was recorded from Dwarka Sector-8.

delhiOnce again the national capital is soon to become a gas chamber, the air quality deteriorates to ‘very poor’ category for the first time in the season on Wednesday. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 315. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’ and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the worst was recorded from Dwarka Sector-8, 376, followed by Anand Vihar at 358, Jahangirpuri 333, Rohini 330 and ITO at 295. According to news agency PTI, the air quality will deteriorate further as the forecast mentioned that in coming days the PM10 level will reach 341 and the PM2.5 level 159.

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