You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

Breather for Delhiites: Air quality likely to improve in the coming days

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research, the overall air quality index in Delhi was recorded at 364 till 4 pm

ANI  |  New Delhi 

air pollution, delhi, smog
People on the Rajpath Road | Photo: Dalip Kumar

There will be an improvement in the in coming days, said Environment Authority (EPCA) Chairperson Bhure Lal on Wednesday.

"Today the in is in the 'poor' category. The wind speed is almost zero, particulate matter is not washing out, so the pollution is not getting dispersed. There will be an improvement in the coming days," Lal told ANI.

As the intense cold wave and foggy weather conditions continued to engulf the capital, the too showed no signs of improvement with the index clocking at "very poor" category.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall (AQI) in was recorded at 364 till 4 pm, which falls in the 'very poor' category. The AQI showed marginal improvement after being in the 'severe' category for a couple of days owing to increased wind speed.

The AQI between the range of 51 and 100 is considered as satisfactory, 101-200 is moderate, 201-300 falls under the category of poor. 300-400 is considered as 'very poor' and range between 401-500 falls under the category as 'hazardous'.

First Published: Wed, December 26 2018. 18:00 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU