Air quality in Delhi remained in the ‘very poor’ category on Saturday (February 13) with a dense layer of fog devouring parts of the national capital and affecting visibility.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality index (AQI) stands at 307 in the city.
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) also reported AQIs of 392 in ITO, 406 in Chandni Chowk and 412 in RK Puram, all in the ‘very poor’ category.
Delhi Airport also released a statement announced that due to fog, low visibility procedures are in progress at the airport, however, all flight operations will be operating normal.
Previously, India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted very dense fog in isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, East Uttar Pradesh and northwest Rajasthan in the early hours of February 13. Furthermore On February 14, identical dense fog in the same isolated pockets over the same area are expected to be present.