The AQI post Diwali took a deep dive and is recovering gradually. While the Delhi AQI crawls towards the ‘severe’ from the ‘beyond hazardous’ levels, the AQI in Haryana remains in the ‘beyond hazardous’ box.
Pollution Watch brings you the measure of Air Quality Index (AQI) in major cities across the country.
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.
|121- 250||Very Poor|
*All levels are measured in PM2.5
Mandir Marg- 404
Shantipath- 300 (As on Sunday afternoon)
R.K. Puram- 401
Shanti Niketan- 300 (As on Sunday afternoon)
MPCB Bandra- 152
Bandra East- 145
Lower Parel- 111
*As on Sunday afternoon
BTM Layout- 140
Saneguravahalli- 64 PM10
The pollution level figures are as per the data taken on Sunday at 16:00 IST unless mentioned otherwise.