Air pollution: Delhi’s overall air quality index (AQI) was 472 on Saturday morning, indicating that the city’s air quality remained in the ‘severe’ category. According to data released by India’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Gurugram’s AQI was 478 and remained in the “severe” category, while Noida’s AQI, which is part of the National Capital Region, recorded. The AQI was 539 and was still in the severe category.
The capital’s AQI during the same morning session on Friday was 472. Also, in the National Capital Region (NCR), Noida and Gurugram had AQI readings of 529 and 478 at 7 am this morning, both in the highly toxic “severe” category.
An AQI of 534 was measured in Dhirpur, West Delhi.
Air quality index level (AQI) on a scale of 0-100:
An air quality index of 0-100 is considered good
AQI 100-200 it is moderate
200-300 it’s bad
300-400 it is said to be very bad
400, 500 or more is considered severe
According to CM Kejriwal, primary schools in Delhi would be closed from November 5.
In addition, students in the fifth level and above are prohibited from outdoor activities.
To reduce pollution caused by car emissions, the Delhi administration is also considering introducing odd-even rules for the operation of vehicles in Delhi, he continued.
According to the forecast, the air quality in Delhi and its surrounding areas will continue to deteriorate and is expected to recover from November 5 onwards.
SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research) reported on Friday that bed burning contributed to 34% of Delhi’s PM 2.5 emissions. Air quality in the capital and its surrounding areas continues to be classified as “severe” for two days in a row.
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