New Delhi: Despite the fact that Winter has officially ended in Delhi and the temperature is gradually increasing to the upper range and the Summer Season is going to start v soon, Delhi's residents woke up this morning to hazy and polluted weather covering the entire city.
After the Stage II limitations under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to reduce pollution were put into place by the Commission for Air Quality Management in the Delhi- NCR and other neighbouring Areas on Thursday (February 16, 2023), the air quality deteriorated on Friday.
Tandoors and diesel generators are also prohibited under GRAP Stage II in hotels, restaurants, and open eateries.
At 8 AM today (February 17, 2023) morning, the city's AQI (air quality index) was 360. Even if it increased to 329 as of 11:30 AM today, it was still classified as "very poor."
Locations with "severe" AQIs exceeding 400 includes , Dwarka, Shadipur Wazirpur, and Jahangirpuri. The AQIs of Punjabi Bagh, Ashok Vihar, Rohini, and Mundka have been close to 400.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 ”satisfactory”, 101 and 200 as “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 as “very poor” and over 400 “severe”.