Delhi chokes for oxygen as air quality slips to ‘very poor’

Updated:1 month ago IST

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): The national capital, routinely suffering from the toxic air caused by coal burning and vehicular exhaust, witnessed yet another bad day on Tuesday. The official data maintained by the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) put the condition at ‘very badly polluted’. On Air Quality Index (AQI), particulate matter (PM) 10 level at 286 and PM 2.5 level at 373, in ‘Poor’ and ‘Very Poor’ categories respectively was recorded at Lodhi Road today. An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is marked as severe/hazardous.

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