NewsMobile Pollution Watch: Delhi, Gurugram AQI deteriorates to ‘poor’

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After weeks of maintaining the trends of ‘moderate’ AQI, the air quality in Delhi and Gurugram deteriorated to ‘poor’ on Thursday.

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- 246 
Shantipath- 313
R.K. Puram- 235
Shanti Niketan- 313
Dwarka- 258



Gurugram- 277
Faridabad- 300
Rohtak- 92


Gateway of India, Mumbai

Pirojshanagar- 76
MPCB Bandra- 36
Bandra East- 225
Lower Parel- 78


Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

BTM Layout- 60 
BWSSB- 116
Peenya- 101
Saneguravahalli-  PM10 

The pollution level figures are as per the data taken on Thursday 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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