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Air Quality in Delhi remains poor

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 December 2023, 9:41 IST
Delhi Air Pollution

New Delhi: The air quality in the National Capital continued to remain in the 'poor' category on Thursday.

Delhi's overall Air Quality Index (AQI), as per SAFAR-India (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research), was recorded at 276 on Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, the AQI in the national capital, as per the data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), was in the 'poor' category at 286.

However, AQI in some areas of Delhi was recorded in the 'very poor' category on Thursday morning. As per the data from CPCB, the AQI at Anand Vihar stood at 348, in the ITO at 313, and in the Ashok Vihar area at 323 on Thursday at 8:00 a.m.

A cyclist from the city, Dev, while speaking to ANI, said, "The pollution level seems to be high now. Breathing gets difficult, visibility gets impacted and there is also a headache sometimes."

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted no rainfall in the National Capital till December 11. There will be clear skies with shallow to moderate fog in the morning across the city. Delhi has been experiencing air quality in the range of 'severe' to 'very poor' over the last few weeks.


First published: 7 December 2023, 9:34 IST