delhi aqi: Delhi’s air quality ‘poor’; minimum temperature settles at 8 degree C, lowest of season so far


The National Capital on Wednesday recorded a minimum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius — three notches below normal and the lowest so far this season.

New Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 238 at 9 am. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

It was 255 at 4 pm on Tuesday.

The air quality is not predicted to deteriorate significantly over the next few days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.
The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 26 degrees Celsius, the weather department said.

The Commission for Air Quality (CAQM) had on Friday said that the ongoing anti-pollution actions under stages I and II of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) will continue in Delhi-NCR and there is no need for invoking curbs under stage III at present.

In view of the improvement in the air quality, the Centre’s air quality panel had directed authorities on November 14 to revoke the curbs enforced in Delhi-NCR under stage III of GRAP with immediate effect.

The curbs under stage 3 include a ban on construction and demolition activities, barring essential projects.

with agency inputs


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