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With decline in pollution, Delhi’s air quality improves further; AQI reaches 252

The air quality in the national capital has further improved with the decline in air pollution.
On Wednesday morning, Delhi registered slightly clean air with the AQI hovering at 252 in the poor category, 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. On Tuesday, the AQI reached 280 in the very poor category.

‘Poor’ air in Delhi

According to SAFAR estimates updated at 6 am, most of the areas in the national capital including Delhi University, Pusa Road, Lodhi Road, IIT-Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal-3) and Ayanagar recorded air quality in the ‘poor’ category with an AQI of 252, 208, 200, 235, 266 and 252 respectively.

‘Very poor’ air in parts of Delhi

However, some areas in the national capital including Mathura Road recorded air quality in the ‘very poor’ category with an AQI of 312. 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’.

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