NewsMobile Pollution Watch: Delhi AQI shows improvement towards evening

Delhi AQI which has been showing a low quality trend for the few weeks, improved on Monday evening.

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- 233
Shantipath- 190 PM10
R.K. Puram- 190 PM10
Shanti Niketan- 190 PM10
Dwarka- 274

HARYANA

Gurugram

Gurugram- 211
Faridabad- 245
Rohtak- 89

MUMBAI

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Pirojshanagar- 138
MPCB Bandra- 132
Bandra East- 217
Lower Parel- 57

BENGALURU

Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

BTM Layout- 121
BWSSB- 27
Peenya- 110
Saneguravahalli- 51 PM10

The pollution level figures are as per the data taken on Monday between 17:00 and 17:30 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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