New Delhi: The air quality in the national capital on Tuesday continued to remain in the poor category. According to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data, major pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 are at 248 and 250 respectively in Lodhi road.
The Met recorded the minimum temperature at 10.7 degree Celsius, a notch above average on Tuesday. “The sky will remain partly cloudy, but there is no chance of any rainfall,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said adding that there was shallow fog at daybreak.
The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius and the humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 93 per cent.
An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.
Notably, the air quality in NCR has been reeling under the ‘very poor’ mark since October 24. On November 14, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority had advised a ban on all the private vehicles that run without compressed natural gas (CNG) in Delhi.
Considering the worsening air quality, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had earlier issued a directive to the city’s pollution control body to prosecute agencies and individuals who fail to comply with the guidelines to curb air pollution. The directive issued by the Supreme Court bench requested citizens to file their complaints about air pollution via social media.