Delhi air quality in ‘severe’ category for 2nd consecutive day; AQI stands at 428

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New Delhi | Published: December 12, 2019 11:41:58 AM

Delhi's suburbs -- Ghaziabad (470), Noida (426), Greater Noida (422), Faridabad (398) and Gurgaon (390) -- also breathed extremely polluted air.

Delhi air quality, Delhi air pollution, Delhi AQI today, Delhi air quality today, Delhi pollution newsAn AQI above 500 falls in the ‘severe plus’ category. (PTI Image)

The air quality in the national capital was in the “severe” category for the second consecutive day on Thursday. The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) 428 at 9.46 am, against 408 on Wednesday morning. Delhi’s suburbs — Ghaziabad (470), Noida (426), Greater Noida (422), Faridabad (398) and Gurgaon (390) — also breathed extremely polluted air.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered ‘good’, 51-100 ‘satisfactory’, 101-200 ‘moderate’, 201-300 ‘poor’, 301-400 ‘very poor’ and 401-500 ‘severe’. An AQI above 500 falls in the ‘severe plus’ category.

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