NewsMobile Pollution Update: Delhi AQI continues to change for the worse

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The air quality in Delhi continues to worsen while rains on Tuesday night In NCR are expected to better the AQI for the state.

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


India Gate, Delhi

Mandir Marg- 400
Shantipath- 300 (As on late Tuesday evening)
R.K. Puram- 403
Shanti Niketan- 300 (As on late Tuesday evening)
Dwarka- 379



Gurugram- 325
Faridabad- 417
Rohtak- 108


Gateway of India, Mumbai

Pirojshanagar- 81
MPCB Bandra- 120
Bandra East- 100
Lower Parel- 86

*As on late Tuesday evening


Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

BTM Layout- 233
BWSSB- 118
Peenya- 78
Saneguravahalli- 61 PM10

The pollution level figures are as per the data taken on Tuesday at 23:00 IST unless mentioned otherwise.

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