Delhi’s AQI continues to be ‘severe’ for 3rd day in a row

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Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI) today continued to be in the severe category, the third consecutive day, with people complaining of breathing difficulties and burning eyes.

At 11 am on Thursday, the highest Air Quality Index of 469 was recorded at Anand Vihar, though most areas had AQI above the 400-mark, according to the National Air Quality Index maintained by the Central Board of Pollution Control (CPCB).

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An AQI between 0-50 is considered “good”, 51-100 “satisfactory”, 101-200 “moderate”, 201-300 “poor”, 301-400 “very poor” and 401-500 “severe”. Above 500 falls in the “severe-plus emergency” category.

In Noida, the highest AQI recorded at 11 am was 460 at Sector-116, but it was above the 400-mark at all other recording stations.

In Gurugram, the AQI at Vikas Sadan was 345, which falls in the very poor category.

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