NewsMobile Pollution Watch: NCR air quality drops as rain traps pollutants

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Delhi NCR saw a drop in its air quality as isolated rain trapped air pollutants in the lower levels of the atmosphere.

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- 362
Shantipath- 400 (As at midnight)
R.K. Puram- 352
Shanti Niketan- 400 (As at midnight)
Dwarka- 335



Gurugram- 318
Faridabad- 370
Rohtak- 77


Gateway of India, Mumbai

Pirojshanagar- 83
MPCB Bandra- 111 (Current)
Bandra East- 120
Lower Parel- 87

*As at midnight


Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

BTM Layout- 236
Peenya- 78
Saneguravahalli- 71 PM10

The pollution level figures are as per the data taken on Wednesday at 10:00 IST unless mentioned otherwise.

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