A layer of haze continued to engulf the nationwide capital on Thursday as air pollution worsened right here with a number of elements reporting an Air High quality Index (AQI) hovering between ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ class.
As per information from the System of Air High quality and Climate Forecasting And Analysis (SAFAR), the general AQI stands at 166, 34 factors greater than Wednesday although nonetheless within the ‘reasonable’ class.
The AQI in Anand Vihar was reported at 305 (very poor), round Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport (T3) at 226 (poor), round Lodhi Highway at 181 (reasonable), and in RK Puram at 287 (poor), as per information from the Central Air pollution Management Board (CPCB).
An AQI between 0-50 is marked good, 51-100 is passable, 101- 200 is reasonable, 201- 300 is poor, 301-400 could be very poor and 401-500 is taken into account extreme.
“Air pollution was fairly excessive a couple of days again, we used to really feel irritation in our eyes every time we stepped out. It’s a little higher now as in comparison with the final week however the issue nonetheless persists,” stated a neighborhood resident.
This comes after a slight enchancment within the AQI owing to gentle showers in elements of the capital after the firecrackers had been utilized in Diwali, inflicting air pollution ranges to achieve hazardous ranges.
In the meantime, the Delhi authorities on Monday launched the second part of the ‘Pink Gentle On, Gaadi Off’ marketing campaign to curb air air pollution within the nationwide capital.