On Saturday, the overall air quality index (AQI) in the national capital held at 204, falling within the 'poor' category, as reported by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
Specifically, at the Anand Vihar station, PM 10 was recorded at 244, categorizing as 'poor,' while PM 2.5 stood at 103, indicating a 'moderate' level. The levels of CO and NO2 were reported at 45 and 40, respectively, both falling under the 'good' category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
For reference, the AQI is categorized as follows: 0-50 ('good'), 51-100 ('satisfactory'), 101-200 ('moderate'), 201-300 ('poor'), 301-400 ('very poor'), and 401-500 ('severe').
At the Bawana station, PM 2.5 and PM 10 were at 98 and 99, respectively, both classified as 'satisfactory,' while CO and NO2 levels were reported at 45 and 12, respectively, both considered 'good.'
The Delhi Technical University (DTU) station recorded PM 10 at 68 and PM 2.5 at 51.
At the Indira Gandhi International Airport T3 area, air quality fell into the 'moderate' category, with PM 2.5 at 107 and PM 10 at 105, while CO and NO2 levels were 28 and 27, respectively.
In Jahangirpuri, PM 2.5 and PM 10 were recorded at 113 and 124, respectively, with CO at 45 and NO2 at 9.
The Delhi University north campus station reported PM 2.5 at 142 and PM 10 at 105, while CO was at 108 and NO2 at 35.
(With Agency Inputs)