Delhi's air quality improves to 'poor'

Delhi is expected to witness improvement in its pollution level due to strong winds, as per predictions of India Meteorological Department (IMD). The maximum temperature on Tuesday is expected to be 26 degrees Celsius and the minimum 11 degrees Celsius, IMD added.

National Capital Delhi on Tuesday recorded an improved Air Quality Index (AQI) at 'poor' after remaining under the  'severe' category for over a week, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Delhi is expected to witness improvement in its pollution level due to strong winds, as per predictions of India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The maximum temperature on Tuesday is expected to be 26 degrees Celsius and the minimum 11 degrees Celsius, IMD added.

The AQI recorded at 9 a.m. at Anand Vihar was 300, while Ashok Vihar was at 283, Shri Aurobindo Marg 265, Punjabi Bagh 311, Mandir Marg 271, IGI Airport 230, Lodhi Road 241 and Rohini 288, according to CPCB.

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Air Quality at 8 a.m. around JLN stadium stood at 206 and Lodhi Road recorded 159, while  Major Dhyan Chand Stadium registered 214, R.K. Puram 219, PGDAV College 180, and Mother Dairy Plant Patparganj 214.

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 between 401 and 500 'severe'.

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