Mumbai on Friday once again recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 317 which was worse than that of Delhi, an official of the India Meteorological Department said.
The Bengaluru International Airport installed the category-3B (CAT-3B) instrument landing system (ILS) on its new runway to improve visibility for aircraft landing and take-off in inclement weather and foggy conditions, said its operator on Thursday.
The temperature in the national capital continued to remain below normal as cold waves persisted in the city.
National capital's air quality continues to degrade as it slips from 'very poor category' to 'severe category.' According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), city's air quality index stood at 404 in the morning of December 23.
Air quality in the national capital turned 'severe' on Tuesday with slow wind speed and low temperature allowing the accumulation of pollutants, according to weather department officials.
Air quality remained in the 'very poor' category in the national capital meanwhile cold weather conditions prevail in Delhi.
The Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry has informed the Supreme Court that 'active fire events' (AFE), or stubble burning, have increased by nearly 45 percent in Punjab, and reduced by 25 percent in Haryana when compared with 2019.
The air quality was in the 'very poor' category in Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and Faridabad while it was in the 'poor' zone in Gurgaon, according to data issued by a government agency on Sunday.
The air quality deteriorated to “severe” level in Ghaziabad and Greater Noida, while it remained "very poor" in Noida and Faridabad, and “poor” in Gurgaon, according to data from a government agency on Saturday.
In the northern parts of the city, air quality was categorised as very poor as wintry conditions prevailed preventing the dust particles from dispersing.
The average air quality remained "severe" in Ghaziabad and Noida for the fourth day in a row, while it stayed "very poor" in Faridabad and Gurgaon, according to a government agency data on Monday.
The air quality remained "severe" in Ghaziabad and Noida for the third day in a row while it stayed "very poor" in Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon, according to a government agency data issued on Sunday.
The air quality over Delhi and National Capital Regional Area is likely to improve marginally but remain in the upper end of the "Very Poor" category according to IMD.
The air quality remained "severe" in Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida for the second day, while it stayed in the "very poor" category in Faridabad and Gurgaon, according to a government agency data issued on Saturday.
The minimum temperature in Delhi was 11 degrees Celsius on Saturday and the maximum is expected to settle around 28 degrees Celsius, the weather department said. However, the minimum temperature is likely to dip again with the wind direction changing to northwesterly by Monday, according to IMD officials.
The minimum temperature this season has remained 2-3 degrees Celsius below normal in the absence of a cloud cover on most days, according to IMD officials.
The air quality plunged to 'severe' level in Ghaziabad, while it remained 'very poor' across Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon, according to data provided by a government agency on Tuesday.
The national capital witnessed more polluted November this year than in 2019, largely due to lesser precipitation and large-scale stubble burning.
The air quality was recorded in the 'poor' category in Faridabad and Gurgaon, and 'very poor' category across Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad, a government agency said on Monday.
The air quality was recorded in the “poor” category across Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad on Sunday, data from a government agency showed.