Air quality in Delhi remains in ‘Very Poor’ category

The air quality in Delhi remained in ‘very poor’ category on Monday morning.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 362 in Sonia Vihar, 345 in Bawana, 326 in Patparganj and 373 in Jahangirpuri; all four in ‘very poor’ category, as per Central Pollution Control Board.

AQI stood at 302 in ITO, in ‘very poor’ category.

The national capital again witnessed a thin layer of haze today morning, reducing visibility in various parts of the city.

Amid the rise in pollution levels, people are having problems with breathing. The ‘very poor’ category affects the health of people and can lead to respiratory illness on prolonged exposure, experts said.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered ‘good’, 51-100 is ‘satisfactory’, 101-200 ‘moderate’, 201-300 ‘poor’, 301-400 ‘very poor’ and 401-500 is considered as ‘severe/hazardous’.