New Delhi, November 16
Delhi’s air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, with the air quality index being recorded at 396.
The air quality index in neighbouring cities stood as follows — Ghaziabad (349), Greater Noida (359), Gurugram (363) and Noida (382) — in the morning.
In Delhi, the AQI was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category at most of the stations; at a few places like Dwarka Sector-8 and Patparganj, Alipur, Shadipur, DTU and Panjabi Bagh, it had crossed the 400-mark, going into the ‘severe’ category, according to data shown in Sameer app.
The average AQI of Delhi stood at 396, data from CPCB showed.
A visible improvement in Delhi’s air quality was recorded on Sunday although it was in the ‘very poor’ category.
The national capital had recorded a 24-hour average AQI of 330 on Sunday as against 473 the previous day as emissions from farm fires in Haryana and Punjab had dropped significantly. PTI