New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category on Saturday morning. It happened despite an increase in air pollution levels.
As per the data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Air Quality Index (AQI) was 364 at 6 am on Saturday.
“The air pollution is expected to rise over the weekend and there is a chance of improvement after rain due to passage of western disturbance after November 15,” said an official.
The air pollution was at ‘severe’ level for six days from November 6. There was a little relief as AQI improved to the ‘very poor’ category on Wednesday and Thursday. It happened after winds shifted direction, blowing in from the east.
The head of regional forecasting centre, Kuldeep Srivastava said that there was an increase in pollution levels on Friday because the wind speed was around 8 kmph. He added that the wind speed will dip to nearly 6 kmph on Diwali afternoon.