Delhi Pollution: Delhi's AQI reports the worst air quality, no relief from pollution expected anytime soon

12 Nov, 2021

Delhi Pollution:

Since the festive season, the air quality of Delhi went down severely making the air we breathe really hazardous. The hazardous air across Delhi NCR has caused people to suffocate and there seem to be no signs of fresh sir anytime soon. The cracker bursting during Diwali and stubble burning in the neighboring regions have added to the pollution in Delhi.

Delhi AQI (Air Quality Index) today:

The Delhi air quality on Friday was recorded above 700 at many places. As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research, Delhi’s overall Air quality index crossed 360, which is considered very poor. Moreover, the pollution in Delhi has caused the visibility to drop significantly, as a thick blanket of smog can be witnessed covering the sky. Regions such as Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, and Akshardham Temple recorded smog and low visibility.

Green Think Tank Center for Science and Environment has stated that the smog has posed a serious impact on Delhi and the NCR region, and the air quality and pollution are expected to remain the same for two more days.

Wazirpur and Jahangirpur reported the most AQI:

It must be noted that the average AQI in Delhi has been measured at 360, however, at some places including Wazirpur and Jahangirpur, the AQI was measured even above 700 on Friday. The AQI on Mandir Marg today morning was measured at 485, and the AQI measuring stations are also deployed in the red zones. The AQI at Pusa was measured at 359, while at New Delhi near American Embassy over 452. The experts have termed the current Delhi AQI is in an Emergency situation.

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