NewsMobile Pollution Watch: Gurugram ends year with AQI ‘beyond hazardous’

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As 2018 comes to an end, Gurugram touched worse levels of air quality on Monday. Delhi still remains ‘beyond severe’.

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- 404
Shantipath- 400 (Last week)
R.K. Puram- 389 (As on Saturday)
Shanti Niketan- 400 (Last week)
Dwarka- 434

HARYANA

Gurugram

Gurugram- 456
Faridabad- 426
Rohtak- 190

MUMBAI

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Pirojshanagar- 78
MPCB Bandra- 187 (Current)
Bandra East- 153
Lower Parel- 105

*Last week

BENGALURU

Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

BTM Layout- 106
BWSSB- 106
Peenya- 84
Saneguravahalli- 54 PM10

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