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No relief for Delhiites as air quality stays at 'very poor' levels

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 November 2019, 10:01 IST

The overall air quality of Delhi and its adjoining regions such as Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad remains in the very poor category for the third consecutive day on Sunday.

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi docked at 324 at 9 in the morning.

At Dhirpur, the AQI was 326 while at Delhi University it was 342. While in Lodhi Road and IIT Delhi, the AQI was 312 respectively.

Today, the minimum and maximum temperature of Delhi is hovering around 15 degrees Celsius and 29 degrees Celsius with the humidity at 47 per cent.

The mainly clear sky will become cloudy towards the afternoon or evening.

The Center-run SAFAR has advised people to reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. "Take more breaks and do less intense activities. Asthmatics, keep medicine ready if symptoms of coughing or shortness of breath occur. Heart patients, see doctor, if get palpitations, shortness of breath, or unusual fatigue," it said in an advisory.


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First published: 10 November 2019, 10:01 IST