The air pollution in the national capital has again spiked amid the severe cold conditions making the air quality worse. On Saturday morning, the air quality in Delhi remained in the very poor category with an AQI of 353, according to the latest estimates updated by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). PM2.5 remains the lead pollutant instead of PM10 as a characteristic of wintertime.
Very Poor air in Delhi
According to SAFAR estimates updated at 6.30 am, several areas in the national capital including Pusa Road, Lodhi Road, Mathura Road, IIT-Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal-3) and Ayanagar recorded air quality in the very poor category with an AQI of 337, 342, 392, 324, 335 and 339 respectively.
Severe air in parts of Delhi
However, some parts in Delhi including Delhi University recorded air quality in the severe category with an AQI of 402. According to SAFAR, AQI between the range of 51 and 100 is considered as ‘satisfactory’ or ‘very good’, 101-200 is ‘moderate’, 201-300 falls under the category of ‘poor’.