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Air Quality In Delhi, Noida Remains In ‘Poor’ Category

While the air quality in Noida remains in the 'poor' category, the air quality in Gurugram has slipped to the 'poor' category.

Air quality in Delhi, Noida remains in 'poor' category
Air quality in Delhi remains severe (Photo:ANI)

New Delhi: With the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 290, the air quality in the national capital remains in the ‘poor’ category for the second consecutive day. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the concentrations of PM 2.5 and PM 10 stood at 101 in the ‘poor’ and 181 in the ‘moderate’ category respectively.

While the air quality in Noida remains in the ‘poor’ category, the air quality in Gurugram has slipped to the ‘poor’ category. The AQI in the NCR region – Noida and Gurugram stands at 293 and 225 respectively. As per the government agencies, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

After a review meeting earlier this week, the Delhi government has extended the ban on the entry of non-essential trucks in the national capital till further orders. However, the schools in the national capital reopened Delhi for classes 6 onwards from Saturday after the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) allowed the resumption of physical classes.

(With Inputs from ANI)

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