New Delhi: Delhi continues to struggle for fresh air on the fourth consecutive day on Friday as the Air Quality Index (AQI) remains ‘severe’.
According to SAFAR, the government of India's air quality information service, the overall AQI in the National Capital on Friday was recorded at 482 which falls under the "Severe" category with particulate matter (PM) 10 being 504 and PM2.5 being 332.
The air quality in neighbouring cities of the National Capital too was not good. While Gurugram recorded an AQI of 492 on Friday, Ghaziabad and Noida displayed an AQI of 487 and 465 respectively.
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and EPCA are likely to review the situation today, while the Delhi government too is expected to take a call on whether to extend the odd-even road rationing scheme beyond November 15.
According to SAFAR, stagnation and very low mixing height have made flushing (of pollutants) almost insignificant.
An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'.