NewsMobile Pollution Watch: Delhi-NCR air quality remains in ‘severe’ category

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The air quality in the Delhi-NCR continues to remain in a severe category.

The Air Quality Index in the national capital was recorded 414, this morning. Yesterday, the Supreme Court has taken a serious view on the steps taken by the Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to reduce air pollution.

The apex court directed the Chief Secretaries of these four states to personally appear before it on November 29. The Supreme Court also raised questions on the implementation of the odd-even scheme in Delhi.

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- 391
Rohini- 453
RK Puram-  407
Jahangirpuri- 406    
Dwarka- 444



Gurugram- 365
Faridabad- 416
Rohtak- 377


Gateway of India, Mumbai

Pirojshanagar- 136
Powai- 133
Bandra- 81 
Lower Parel- 117
Worli- 144


Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

BTM Layout- 53
BWSSB Kadabesanahalli- 26
Hebbal- 67
Peenya- 63

The pollution level figures are as per the data taken on Friday between 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM 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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