New Delhi, December 2: The air quality in the national capital has once again deteriorated to 'Poor' levels. According to Air Quality Index (AQI) data, the major pollutants PM 2.5 at 206 was in the 'Poor' category and PM 10 at 192 in the 'Moderate' category, remained in the Lodhi Road area. The AQI in Ghaziabad was at 186, thus falling under the 'Unhealthy' category. Gurugram, on the other hand, recorded an AQI of 138, which is the 'Unhealthy for sensitive' category on Monday morning.
Owing to the slow wind speed, the air quality had turned poor on Sunday. According to reports, the wind speed has been fluctuating between six and 10 kilometers per hour for the last two to three days. Experts have predicted that the speed may reduce further by Wednesday, leading to an increase in pollution levels. Delhi Air Quality Improves to 'Satisfactory' Level After Winter Rains.
Check ANI tweet:
Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 206 in 'Poor' category and PM 10 at 192 in 'Moderate' category, in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data. pic.twitter.com/OMa9ArXrSF
— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2019
The SAFAR has further pointed that the AQI is likely to deteriorate marginally -- to the higher end of the poor category on Monday. Further deterioration to the very poor category is predicted for Tuesday. The stubble burning in the neighbouring states has also reduced, so the impact on it to Delhi is minimum. Last week, the condition had improved marginally after the city received rainfall.