Delhi air quality remains poor today as well, AQI at 263
Delhi’s air quality on Tuesday morning remained in the poor category, with hourly average air quality index (AQI) at 263.
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed that on Monday, the overall AQI was 288, also in the poor category.
Air quality early warning system for Delhi under the ministry of earth sciences forecast that air quality is likely to be in very poor category on Tuesday. The predominant surface wind is likely to be coming from west of Delhi with wind speed 05-15 kmph, mainly clear sky and mist or shallow fog on Tuesday morning.
In the neighbouring cities on Monday, the AQI was recorded in the very poor category in Ghaziabad while it was poor in Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon, according to CPCB.
Levels of PM2.5 and PM10 also remained high in the five cities.
According to the index, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 is satisfactory, 101 and 200 is moderate, 201 and 300 is poor, 301 and 400 is very poor, and 401 and 500 is severe.
The average AQI at 4pm was 318 in Ghaziabad, 294 in Greater Noida, 290 in Noida, 265 in Faridabad and 296 in Gurgaon, according to CPCB’s Sameer app.
According to the CPCB, an AQI in the poor category can lead to breathing discomfort for most people on prolonged exposure while a very poor AQI may cause respiratory illness on prolonged exposure. (With agency inputs)
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- The CPCB report released on Sunday said that there are over 112 sites in India that are contaminated by toxic and hazardous substances.
- An infection is said to be endemic in a population when it is constantly maintained at a baseline level in a geographic area.
- The BJP dismissed the allegations as “baseless” and hit back, saying that the AAP should answer why the construction of the Signature bridge in north-east Delhi faced delays.
- Appropriate allocation of funds in this regard will be made in the upcoming Delhi budget that is likely to be presented this week, he added .
- In February that year, just before Holi, he went back to the Sadar Bazar trader with the water gun he had produced and also the Chinese one.
- Experts said such initiatives will ensure that the only continuous green space in the national capital is preserved.
- A host of functions to honour women have also been scheduled at different police stations and DCP offices.
- Adesh Gupta has also started ‘mandal pravas’ (stay in each municipal wards) to connect with the party workers and supporters.
- As part of the revamp, new CCTV cameras, with better technology for improved clarity, additional escalators, bird spikes to prevent tripping of the overhead electrification (OHE) due to bird menace, were also installed.
- The Panth Ratan Baba Harban Singh Ji Dialysis block in Bala Sahib hospital complex started treating patients from Sunday
- Whatever, the two ascetics are buried next to each other, separated by a neem tree. For that reason, many consider the landmark as a twin shrine.