Delhi pollution level ‘severe’

Delhi pollution level ‘severe’


A thick layer of smog enveloped the national capital on Wednesday morning with multiple areas recording increased levels of air pollution.

he overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi as of 8 am on November 13 was 467, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor. This puts air quality in the 'severe' category for the second consecutive day.

The concentration of pollutant matter PM 2.5 remains to be higher in most areas in comparison with that of PM10. Ayanagar in south-west Delhi recorded an AQI of 504 followed by Dhirpur with 487, Mathura Road with 482, and Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport Terminal-3 where the concentration of PM2.5 was pegged at 477.