Delhiites beathed polluted air for the third consecutive day on Saturday morning with Air Quality Index (AQI) at 326 which falls in 'very poor' category.
According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the government's air monitoring and forecasting service, the AQI at Lodhi Road was 317, while in Chandni Chowk it was 346. At IIT Delhi and Terminal 3, it was 319 and 328 respectively. The AQI at Vasundhara and Ghaziabad was 195, while Pusa's AQI was 202.
In neighbouring cities like Noida, PM10 pollutants were at 291, while PM2.5 pollutants decreased to 291.
Every year during winters, the air in most of the Indian states becomes toxic due to the change in weather patterns and stubble burning in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.