Air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the ‘very poor’ category on Saturday with a thick layer of dense fog engulfing parts of the city and affecting visibility.
Fog (at 0830 IST) of 13.02.2021: Dense to Very Dense fog observed in most pockets over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; in isolated pockets over West Uttar Pradesh and Moderate to Dense fog in isolated pockets over East Uttar Pradesh and Gangetic West Bengal. @ndmaindia pic.twitter.com/AvkQ3PMaRu
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) February 13, 2021
The overall air quality index (AQI) stands at 307, as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) reported AQIs of 392 in ITO, 412 in RK Puram and 406 in Chandni Chowk, all in the ‘very poor’ category.
Noida: A layer of dense fog engulfs several parts of Delhi-NCR. Visuals from DND (Delhi Noida Direct) Flyway. pic.twitter.com/FC1fvWPXyj
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 13, 2021
Delhi Airport in a statement said that due to fog, low visibility procedures are in progress at Delhi airport, however, all flight operations are normal.
Earlier, India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted dense to very dense fog in isolated pockets very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, East Uttar Pradesh and northwest Rajasthan in the morning hours of February 13 and dense fog in isolated pockets over the same area in the morning hours of February 14.