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Delhi’s air quality improves slightly to ‘Very Poor’ after rainfall, some areas still in ‘Severe’ category

Delhi had witnessed rainfall on Monday evening, bringing slight relief to the residents from the 'Severe' air pollution. The air quality improved to 'Very Poor' category in several areas of the city this morning.

Ashesh Mallick Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 New Delhi Updated on: November 28, 2023 10:46 IST
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Delhi pollution: The national capital got slight respite from ‘Severe’ air quality on Tuesday (November 28) morning, after light rains lashed the city the previous evening, as the air quality improved a little to ‘Very Poor’ category, according to Central Pollution Control Board data at 7 am. The AQI at 4 pm yesterday was recorded at 395, and 387 at 10 pm. At 9 am yesterday, it was 400. The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s primary weather station, recorded 7.2 mm of rainfall till 8.30 pm. The city has recorded 10 severe air quality days this November so far.

Most of the areas recorded AQI under 400 this morning, while some witnessed air quality above the 400 mark.

AQI in various areas in Delhi:

  • Anand Vihar: 374
  • Ashok Vihar: 403
  • Dwarka Sector 8: 380
  • IGI T3: 355
  • ITO: 436
  • Jahangirpuri: 396
  • Najafgarh: 364
  • Mundka: 408
  • North Campus DU: 372
  • Patparganj: 378
  • Punjabi Bagh: 405
  • Rohini: 396
  • Shadipur: 301
  • Vivek Vihar: 413
  • Wazirpur: 411

AQI in various areas in Noida:

  • Sector 125: 308
  • Sector 62: 342
  • Sector 1: 305
  • Sector 116: 314

Gopal Rai reacts

Reacting to the improvement of air quality in Delhi, Environment Minister in the Kejriwal government Gopal Rai said that the fluctuation will continue and urged the people of Delhi NCR to remain vigilant.

"Few days back, Delhi's AQI had reached the 'Severe' category. Yesterday, the city received light rain because of which there has been an improvement in pollution...The fluctuation will carry on...I request the people in Delhi and NCR to be alert..." he said.

(With ANI inputs)

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