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Delhi’s air quality remains poor with AQI at 256

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Shillong, October 26: On Thursday morning, the air quality in the national capital continued to be categorized as ‘Poor’ as the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) reached 256, according to data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

As per IANS, specifically, in Dhirpur, the AQI with PM 2.5 was at 307, falling under the ‘Very Poor’ category. The AQI is categorized as follows: ‘Good’ (0-50), ‘Satisfactory’ (51-100), ‘Moderate’ (101-200), ‘Poor’ (201-300), ‘Very Poor’ (301-400), and ‘Severe’ (401-500).

In Pusa, the AQI recorded a ‘Poor’ category with PM 2.5 at 221.

At Lodhi Road, the Air Quality Index showed a PM 2.5 concentration of 225 in the ‘Poor’ category, and the PM 10 stood at 161, categorized as ‘Moderate’.

At the IIT Delhi station, the PM 2.5 was at 256, in the ‘Poor’ category, while the PM 10 reached 161, falling under the ‘Moderate’ category.

The Air Quality Index at Mathura Road in the city was categorized as ‘Moderate’, with PM 2.5 at 169 and PM 10 concentration at 156.

According to SAFAR’s forecast, the air quality in the city is expected to further deteriorate, with PM 2.5 reaching 293 under the ‘Poor’ category, and the PM 10 concentration at 174 under the ‘Moderate’ category on Friday.

In Delhi’s neighboring cities, Noida reported an AQI of 269 with a PM 10 concentration of 263, both under the ‘Poor’ category. Meanwhile, Gurugram’s AQI was at 176, and the PM 10 concentration stood at 136, categorized as ‘Moderate’.

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