NewsMobile Pollution Watch: Delhi, Gurugram inhale toxic air as AQIs rise

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The AQIs of Delhi and Gurugram are touching new heights, as they both fall in ‘severe’ category.

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- 208
Shantipath- 400
R.K. Puram- 369
Shanti Niketan- 400
Dwarka- 374



Gurugram- 339
Faridabad- 310
Rohtak- 130 (As on Wednesday)


Gateway of India, Mumbai

Pirojshanagar- 118
MPCB Bandra- 192 (Current)
Bandra East- 220
Lower Parel- 115


Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

BTM Layout- 27
Peenya- 22
Saneguravahalli- 58 PM10

The pollution level figures are as per the data taken on Wednesday at 11:00 IST unless mentioned otherwise. The NGT has formed a committee to look for ways to combat the growing hazards for air pollution in  Delhi.

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