NewsMobile Pollution Watch: Delhi NCR AQI recovers post Diwali yet ‘Hazardous’

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While the AQI in Delhi showed recovery from the extreme points of ‘ beyond hazardous’ levels, it still fall in the respective range. The AQI in Haryana is touching higher levels as some places still continue bursting crackers in both Delhi as well as Haryana.

Pollution Watch brings you the measure of Air Quality Index (AQI) in major cities across the country.

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The AQI is measured by taking into account the PM (particulate matter). The pollution of a place is measured either in PM10 or PM2.5, depending on which particle is more dominant in the air in that place.

PM10 is the particle which is 10 micrometers or less in diameter and PM2.5 is the finer particle with a diameter measuring 2.5 micrometers or less.

PM2.5 is considered more harmful since it is finer and can travel more deeply into the lungs and cause very harmful effects. These tiny particles in the air reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when their levels are high.

0-30 Good
31- 60 Satisfactory
61- 90 Moderate
91- 120 Poor
121- 250 Very Poor
Beyond 250 Severe

*All levels are measured in PM2.5

DELHI

India Gate, Delhi

Mandir Marg- 450
Shantipath- 400
R.K. Puram- 443
Shanti Niketan- 400
Dwarka- 326

HARYANA

Gurugram

Gurugram- 401
Faridabad- 406
Rohtak- 347

MUMBAI

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Pirojshanagar- 96
MPCB Bandra- 116
Bandra East- 254
Lower Parel- 129

BENGALURU

Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

BTM Layout- 129
BWSSB- 49
Peenya- 66
Saneguravahalli- 90 PM10

The pollution level figures are as per the data taken on Friday at 09:00 IST unless mentioned otherwise.

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