Photos: Delhi’s air improves after hitting “severe” for the sixth time this year

  • Delhi’s air quality improved on January 20 morning, after strong winds blew over the city over the previous day. Delhi's air quality index (AQI) had turned severe on January 19 which settled at 308 at 9 am on January 20. Delhi's minimum temperature settled at 7.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, on January 20.

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A man in winter wear jogs on a foggy morning at Pusa Road in New Delhi on January 19. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi's minimum temperature settled at 7.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, on January 20.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A man in winter wear jogs on a foggy morning at Pusa Road in New Delhi on January 19. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi's minimum temperature settled at 7.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, on January 20.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Vehicles moving amid dense fog at Tilak Marg in New Delhi on January 16. The mercury is likely to drop to 4 degrees Celsius by January 24 as a fresh Western Disturbance will start affecting the Western Himalayan region from January 22 onwards, an IMD official told PTI.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Vehicles moving amid dense fog at Tilak Marg in New Delhi on January 16. The mercury is likely to drop to 4 degrees Celsius by January 24 as a fresh Western Disturbance will start affecting the Western Himalayan region from January 22 onwards, an IMD official told PTI.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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A family walks on a foot overbridge amid foggy conditions at Aurobindo Marg in New Delhi on January 16. Delhi’s air quality also improved slightly on January 20 morning on the back of strong surface winds.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

A family walks on a foot overbridge amid foggy conditions at Aurobindo Marg in New Delhi on January 16. Delhi’s air quality also improved slightly on January 20 morning on the back of strong surface winds.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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An Air India and a Spicejet aircraft on the tarmac amid heavy winter fog at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi on January 19. The Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 308 at 9 am on January 20. Delhi's air quality had turned severe on January 19, the sixth time this month.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

An Air India and a Spicejet aircraft on the tarmac amid heavy winter fog at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi on January 19. The Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 308 at 9 am on January 20. Delhi's air quality had turned severe on January 19, the sixth time this month.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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Heavy fog at Tilak Marg near ITO in the morning in New Delhi on January 16. An AQI between zero 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.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Heavy fog at Tilak Marg near ITO in the morning in New Delhi on January 16. An AQI between zero 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.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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A woman drapes a shawl on a foggy morning at Aurobindo Marg in New Delhi on January 16. Delhi’s 24-hour AQI was 404 on January 19, 372 on January 18 and 347 on January 17. Before that, Delhi's air quality remained in the severe zone for three consecutive days, PTI reported.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

A woman drapes a shawl on a foggy morning at Aurobindo Marg in New Delhi on January 16. Delhi’s 24-hour AQI was 404 on January 19, 372 on January 18 and 347 on January 17. Before that, Delhi's air quality remained in the severe zone for three consecutive days, PTI reported.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Commuters out at Pusa Road on a foggy morning in New Delhi on January 19. The maximum and minimum temperatures on January 20 are likely to remain normal, according to an IMD forecast.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Commuters out at Pusa Road on a foggy morning in New Delhi on January 19. The maximum and minimum temperatures on January 20 are likely to remain normal, according to an IMD forecast.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A commuter seen next to an NDMC signage at Tilak Marg in New Delhi on January 16. The minimum temperature is expected to be around 6-8 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature could settle around 19 degrees Celsius on January 20.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

A commuter seen next to an NDMC signage at Tilak Marg in New Delhi on January 16. The minimum temperature is expected to be around 6-8 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature could settle around 19 degrees Celsius on January 20.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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