Delhi air quality back to 'good' category

Delhi air quality back to 'good' category


A day after Delhi's air recorded a slight deterioration, the air quality again returned to the 'good' category thanks to the ongoing 21-day lockdown.

The air quality in Delhi was in the 'satisfactory' category on Wednesday morning (April 8) as the overall AQI stood at 86, according to the latest estimates updated by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

Dhirpur Road, Delhi University, Pusa Road and Lodhi Road registered 'very good' air quality Wednesday morning with an AQI of 66, 70, 61 and 54 respectively.

Similarly, areas such as Chandni Chowk, which is a major air pollution hotspot, Mathura Road, IIT-Delhi and Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal-3) also recorded PM 2.5 count of 83, 56, 59 and 54 respectively in the 'satisfactory' category.

According to SAFAR, AQI between the range of 51 and 100 is considered as 'satisfactory' or 'very good', 101-200 is 'moderate', 201-300 falls under the category of 'poor'. While 300-400 is considered as 'very poor', levels between 401 and 500 fall under the 'hazardous' category.