NewsMobile Pollution Watch: Delhi breathes slightly easy as AQI levels improve to ‘poor’

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The national capital on Monday woke up breathing slightly better as the AQI in Delhi NCR improved to the ‘poor’ category from a regular ‘severe’ trend.

Pollution Watch brings you the measure of Air Quality Index (AQI) in major cities across the country.

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- 212
North Campus, DU- 184
RK Puram- 196
ITO- 226
Dwarka- 272



Gurugram- 185
Faridabad- 200
Panipat- 162


Gateway of India, Mumbai

Lower Parel- 
Colaba- 178
Bandra East- 240
Pirojshanagar- 267
Worli- 117


Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

BTM Layout- 57
Jayanagar- 76
Silk Board- 57
Peenya- 20

The pollution level figures are as per the data taken on Monday between 12:00 – 12:30 noon 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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