Business Standard

Delhi's air quality touches 'severe' category; GRAP Stage III kicks in

23 of the 36 air quality monitoring stations across Delhi recorded air quality in the severe category on Saturday morning

delhi pollution
Premium

Nitin Kumar New Delhi
The blanket of haze over Delhi thickened on Friday morning with the national capital's pollution levels increasing overnight by around 50 points, taking to ‘severe’ levels with the overall air quality index (AQI) to 400 at 12:10 am.

23 of the 36 air quality monitoring stations across Delhi recorded air quality in the severe category on Saturday morning. Anand Vihar was the most-polluted area with an AQI of 450, followed by Wazirpur (444) and Shadipur (444), Punjabi Bagh (432).

Experts attribute the increase to the low temperatures and calm winds, and an increase in incidents of stubble burning in Punjab. So far

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Oct 29 2022 | 6:04 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com