Gzb: Big respite for residents as air quality improves after light rain

By City Spidey
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: May 16, 2019

After two short spells of rain in last two consecutive days, the air quality index (AQI) has improved from being highest in the country with “very poor” category on Monday to “poor” category on Wednesday in Ghaziabad.

As per the data of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the AQI was recorded at 384 in Ghaziabad which was highest in the country on Monday. Neighbouring Noida stood second, also under the ‘very poor’ category, with an AQI reading of 347.

However, despite significant improvements, the city of Ghaziabad remains as the most polluted city in the Delhi-NCR on Wednesday. While all the other cities – Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Gurugram – recorded air quality in “moderate” category, Ghaziabad recorded the highest reading of 205 in “poor” category.

An AQI reading 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”.

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