Delhi air quality remains in poor category, expected to turn ‘very poor’ in next few days

On 26 November morning Delhi woke up to a thick, pale layer of haze with the air quality remaining in the ‘poor’ category.

According to the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi’s overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 262 till 8 am, which falls under the poor category.

The SAFAR in a statement said that the air quality is expected to turn very poor in the next few days.

At Lodhi Road, the AQI was recorded at 200 (PM 2.5 level), while at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the AQI was 199, both in the ‘moderate’ category.

At Pusa, Delhi University and Mathura Road, the AQI recorded at 297, 272 and 275, respectively.

However, in other areas like Dhirpur, Chandni Chowk and Pitampura, the AQIs dipped to very poor category and were recorded at 317, 334 and 305, respectively.