Delhi battles air pollution, AQI remains severe for third day

Delhi battles air pollution, AQI remains severe for third day

The national capital continues to reel under the deteriorating air quality as several places in Delhi on Monday remained in the 'severe category' - for the third consecutive day, as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 484 in Anand Vihar, 470 in Mundka, 465 Okhla Phase 2, and 468 in Wazirpur, all in 'severe category'.

Some parts of the capital were also engulfed in smog, a problem that Delhi-NCR struggles with every winter, aggravated by stubble burning in the neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana.

On Sunday, the air quality remained “severe” in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, and Gurgaon, affecting healthy people, according to a government agency.

The concentration of major air pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 also remained high in the five immediate neighbors of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The AQI for each city is based on the average value of all stations there. Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad have four stations each, while Gurgaon has three and Greater Noida two, according to the app.