Air Quality Alert: Delhi's AQI Poised to Hit 'Severe' Category, Centre Delays Stricter Pollution Control Measures
As of 4 pm on Monday, the 24-hour average Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded at 356. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), the AQI is expected to enter the 'severe' category (AQI above 400) on Tuesday.
Delhi Shivers at Minimum Temperature of 6.8°C, Air Quality Deteriorates to 'Severe'
In terms of visibility, readings recorded at 5:30 am showed varying levels across different areas: Palam and Safdarjung in Delhi had readings of 200 and 500, respectively.
Delhi Shivers with Minimum Temperature at 6 Degrees, Air Quality Index (AQI) Hits 'Severe' Levels
The IMD's forecast indicated that the maximum temperature for the day is expected to hover around 24 degrees Celsius, with a "partly cloudy sky."
Delhi Registers Chilly 4.3°C Minimum Temperature, 4 Degrees Below Normal
However, fog disrupted visibility at Palam, reducing it to 350 meters at 5:30 a.m., impacting flight and train operations.
Delhi Shivers with Minimum Temperature of 4.7°C, Air Quality Registers 'Severe' Levels at Various Stations
The weather conditions in Delhi were characterized by a partly cloudy sky and moderate fog, as per the IMD. At 8:30 am, IGI Palam (VIDP) and Safdarjung (VIDD) Airports were reported to have dense fog, with visibilities of 100 m and 300 m, respectively.
Delhi Witnesses Chilly Night with Minimum Temperature at 4.8°C, Air Quality Index Rated 'Very Poor'
According to the IMD's forecast, the maximum temperature is expected to reach around 19 degrees Celsius on Thursday, accompanied by a "partly cloudy sky."
AIIMS-Delhi Introduces Comprehensive Smart Card, Eliminating Cash Payments Across All Departments from April
Under this new system, cash payments will no longer be accepted at counters, except for designated 'AIIMS Smart Card' top-up counters, strategically positioned in multiple locations and operational 24x7.