The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) reported that the overall air quality index in the nation’s capital fell to the “Very Poor” category on Sunday. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) reports that at 8 am on Sunday, the AQI in the RK Puram-Munirka area was 345, in the ‘Very Poor’ range, despite the city being covered in a thick layer of fog. Based on data from the CPCB, the air quality in Anand Vihar was recorded at 315 at 8 am. Images taken from outside the Munirka Metro station revealed a dense fog layer moving over the region, making visibility difficult.
According to CPCB, AQI at ITO was also recorded in the ‘Very Poor’ range at 324 in the morning, at 8 am.
The AQI Dhaula Kuan also hovered in the ‘Very Poor’ category, according to the CPCB.
After a brief spell of respite brought on by rains, the overall AQI in the national capital slipped to ‘Very Poor’ on Friday. The CPCB pegged the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at Anand Vihar at 374 on Friday morning.
Earlier on Thursday, the overall air quality in the national capital was recorded in the ‘Poor’ range.
SAFAR-India (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research) recorded the city’s overall AQI at 276 on Thursday morning.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), earlier, put out a forecast for the national capital, saying there was no likelihood of showers till December 11. It predicted clear skies with shallow to moderate fog in the morning across the city.
The city has been experiencing air quality in the range of ‘severe’ to ‘very poor’ over the last few weeks.
Earlier, on Sunday, the IMD issued a fog alert in isolated areas over five states on December 10 and 11.