The outset of winters also brings along deteriorated air quality as the national capital was seen covered in a layer of smog this morning. The Lodhi Road and Akshardham area were reported to have visible smoke and fog. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital was recorded at 332, which comes under the ‘very poor’ category this morning as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) records.
The air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the ‘very poor’ category a day before as the SAFAR recorded Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) at 346. On Monday, the SAFAR recorded Delhi’s AQI at 317.
The air quality around the Delhi University are was recorded ‘very poor’ with the presence of PM 2.5 in the air recorded at 371, whereas the Pusa area recorded it at 341. Meanwhile, Lodhi Road and Mathura Road also experienced ‘very poor’ air quality with AQI at 306 and 344, respectively.